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Vijay Likhite


“Sushila, do not cry anymore. You will go with your uncle to Mumbai and stay there. You know well that Auntie and Uncle love you very much. They will take care of you and you will not miss your parents.” Sushila’s neighbouring grand old lady told her. Twelve-year-old Sushila was the sole survivor of the car accident when the family had gone on a vacation to a nearby hill station. The bright, intelligent Sushila had to shift to Mumbai with her uncle. Sushila was performing well in the school where a free environment gave full scope to her abilities. Debates were her forte and she won many prizes in inter-school competitions. She was at the same time a good scorer in her studies. She passed out S.S.C. with top-ranking marks. Her uncle admitted her to a college. That offered wings to Sushila. Not only in studies but in extracurricular activities…