Actress Nanda Visits Bus Conductor
Actress Nanda Visits Bus Conductor2 mins 124 2 mins 124
Ex Traffic Manager, BEST.
"Actress Nanda visits bus conductor ".
In the year 1986, I was working as Assistant Traffic Manager at BEST's Bandra Depot. One of the bus stops on carter road of bus route 220, operating between Bandra STN west and Khar STN west was named as “Master Vinayak Marg”, after actress Nanda's father name. Her brother used to travel by this bus in the late evening to reach home on Pali hill from Bandra station.
One bus conductor working on this route in night used to announce the name of this newly named bus stop with pride. Her brother was very happy to hear his father's name and appreciated the conductor's gesture and sentiments. One day, her brother observed that the particular conductor was not on duty for a week. So he enquired with the on-duty conductor. He was informed that the particular conductor fainted on duty a week back and was admitted in Bhabha Hospital. The medical report indicated brain tumour.
On hearing this, next day, the brother along with his sister Nanda visited Bhabha Hospital to meet that bus conductor and enquire about his health. On-duty doctors and medical staff were surprised and delighted with the visit of renowned celebrity Actress Nanda and her brother. Later on, they came to know the reason behind it. I mentioned this incident during Dr Ambedkar Jayanthi function held in depot afterwards for information of other staff and appreciated his duty performance. This is an example showing that the behaviour of public utility staff is observed by the general public and is appreciated when the time comes.