Mumbai: How GRP cop saved 65-year-old heart attack victim at Dadar station

Dec 03, 2018, 21:20 IST | Suraj Ojha

Thanks to army training, 37-year-old constable picked up an elderly man at Dadar railway station and raced to the hospital

Mumbai: How GRP cop saved 65-year-old heart attack victim at Dadar station
Video grab of GRP constable Mahadeo Pawane running with Tukaram Gole

Sixty-five-year-old Tukaram Gole owes his life to a 37-year-old army man-turned-GRP constable. Last Thursday, when Gole was at Dadar station, on his way to Goregaon, he felt a wave of pain in his chest and his knees buckled under him. He was lying on the platform when GRP constable Mahadeo Pawane came running to him.

Pawane told mid-day, "I was deputed to control crowds during peak hours at Dadar station. Around 7 pm that day, I noticed that an elderly man had collapsed on the platform. I rushed towards him and asked him what was wrong and he gaspingly told me he had a pain in his chest and was unable to breathe."

Mahadeo PawaneConstable Mahadeo Pawane

Pawane's army training immediately kicked in and without another thought, he picked Gole in his arms and ran towards the ambulance parked outside. He even accompanied Gole to Sion hospital where he got him admitted for treatment. Gole told mid-day, "I live in Kurla and work at a Goregaon-based housing society. I had come to Dadar station to catch a Goregaon train when I felt a terrible pain and fell down. I was unable to see anything and could not breathe either. Suddenly, I spotted Pawane who asked me a couple of questions and then picked me up in his arms. I do not remember how I reached the hospital. Pawane is god for me, he saved my life."

The doctor told Gole that this was his first heart attack and if he had not been brought to the hospital on time, it would have proved fatal.

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