Cyclone Fani: Maharana Pratap Actress Rachanaa Parulkar Narrates Her Near-Fatal Encounter

TV actress Rachanaa Parulkar was on a vacation with her family when she got stuck in Cyclone Fani, which recently hit Odisha. The actress talks about her near-death experience and how she escaped the deadly cyclone

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Cyclone Fani: Maharana Pratap Actress Rachanaa Parulkar Narrates Her Near-Fatal Encounter
Bharat Ka Veer Putra —Maharana Pratap actress Rachanaa Parulkar faced the wrath of Cyclone Fani, which recently hit Odisha. The actress had planned a trip with her family to Sikkim and Bhutan. As the airports were shut in the East, Rachanaa decided to travel by road to Cherrapunji. However, her road trip turned out to be extremely dangerous as she was hit by landslides and had to take shelter for 24 hours at a deserted place, till the time rains subsided.

In a telephonic interview with Bombay Times, Rachanna narrates her traumatic experience. “I had planned a trip with my family to Sikkim and Bhutan. We reached Guwahati on May 4, when we were informed that Eastern India had been hit by cyclone Fani. The airports had shut and so we decided to hire a car and travel to Cherrapunji from Guwahati. We thought Fani had only affected Assam and Odisha and we would soon be away from the affected areas. But, our entire road journey became a nightmare. We witnessed four landslides on the way. Every half hour, we had to wait for the roads to clear. It took us almost five hours to get to a safer place. At one point, where there was a landslide, the driver alerted us that we should run and look for a shelter instead of going ahead. It was raining heavily; there was thunder-lightening and fear of rocks rolling down. Trees were falling all around us... It was all so scary! At one point we felt we wouldn’t be able to get away from there. We decided to leave our belongings in the car and walk ahead and try to save ourselves from the heavy rains. Finally, we reached a place which did not have electricity, food or water. There was no network either. We were stationed there for a day, waiting for things to get better. Fortunately, the rains subsided 24 hours later and we decided to move ahead. We managed to reach Bagdogra somehow. Our driver came later with the car and belongings. Of course, everything was destroyed because of the rains.” Rachanaa said.

At the moment, Rachanaa and her family are waiting for flights in Bagdogra. “It was a near-fatal encounter and I am just thankful that my entire family is safe. I pray for all those who could not escape this calamity. The horrifying scenes and extreme cold still sends shivers down my spine,” concluded Rachanaa.

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