In a heartbreaking turn of events, a young band member playing the Benjo during the Ganesh Visarjan procession suffered a sudden heart attack and tragically lost his life in Nalasopara on Thursday night. The Nalasopara police have registered an unexpected death case in connection with this incident.

Sanjay Bhaurao Sane, a 29-year-old resident of the Saikripa Apartment in Nilegaon, and an ardent participant in the local Ganesh Mandal, had received the honor of playing the Benjo during the Ganesh Visarjan procession organized by the Mandal. The incident unfolded late Thursday night, around 9 PM, near the Little Flower School, where the immersion procession was taking place.

Sanjay, while actively participating in the musical band, suddenly felt unwell and complained of chest pain. Concerned for his well-being, those present rushed him to the nearby Sopara Hospital. Medical professionals at the hospital conducted a thorough examination, and with heavy hearts, declared him deceased.

Sanjay’s was not only a gifted musician but also a beloved member of the local Ganesh Mandal. His untimely passing during a joyous celebration has left his family and friends in deep grief. The Nalasopara police were alerted immediately about the situation, and they promptly registered a case of unexpected death. The police are now awaiting the results of the post-mortem examination to determine the exact cause of Sanjay’s heart attack.

Sanjay’s family, who are devastated by the sudden loss, expressed their gratitude to the community for their support and requested privacy during this difficult time. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sane, are struggling to come to terms with the tragedy. They described their son as a passionate musician who had a promising future ahead of him.

Sanjay had been an active member of the local Ganesh Mandal for many years, and his musical talents were well-known throughout the community. His melodious tunes on the Benjo had become a defining feature of the Ganesh Visarjan celebrations in Nalasopara. His dedication and enthusiasm for the annual festival had made him a cherished figure among the Mandal’s members.

The Ganesh Visarjan, or immersion, marks the conclusion of the grand Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrated with fervor across India. The festival involves elaborate rituals, vibrant processions, and enthusiastic participation by devotees. The immersion procession, in particular, is a time of jubilation and unity, as people from all walks of life come together to bid farewell to Lord Ganesha.

Sanjay’s tragic passing has cast a somber shadow over what should have been a joyous occasion. Friends and fellow Mandal members are struggling to come to terms with the fact that their beloved Benjo player will no longer be a part of their annual celebrations.

As the community mourns this untimely loss, questions arise about the importance of health awareness and regular check-ups, especially for those actively participating in physically demanding activities during festivals. Heart-related issues can strike unexpectedly, and early detection can be life-saving.

The incident serves as a reminder to prioritize health and well-being, even during festive times when excitement and enthusiasm often take precedence. It also highlights the need for medical facilities to be readily available during such events to provide immediate care in cases of emergencies.

The Nilegaon community has come together to support Sanjay’s grieving family during this difficult period. Various members of the Ganesh Mandal have expressed their condolences and offered assistance to the family in any way possible. The incident has showcased the strength and unity of the community, as they rally around one another in their time of sorrow.