Jyotika and her children had planned to see her husband who was working as a heavy goods driver in Auckland, New Zealand. But this plan will never happen now after hearing of his fatal accident there on Thursday night. Arvindra Vilash was on his way home from a Bhagavad Gita (scripture reading) when his vehicle crashed at the Monument Corner in Otahuhu at around 1:4oam.
Mr Vilash had been working in Auckland as a driver on a work permit since March and had established himself well. Ms Vilash and her sons were waiting for their visas and were looking forward to a memorable visit. Mr Vilash had already bought a car and had rented out a house for the visit.
His mother, Shila Wati, said the immigration papers were being processed and her daughter-in-law was eager to visit him. “She used to talk to him everyday and he had already established himself well over there,” Ms Wati said. The family are currently waiting for the arrival of his body. Mr Vilash was the second eldest of three siblings.
His sister, Rajneeta Shandil, who visited him two weeks ago, said: “He was very happy with his progress and had made a lot of friends.
He was a very good man,” she said.
The family will be making funeral arrangements once the body arrives on Monday.