Mumbai: He was twice lucky and escaped unhurt when terror visited Zaveri Bazaar in 1993 and 2003, but this time around Sunder Singh Bisht was not that fortunate.
Sunder, a peon, was critically injured when a bomb went off in the famous jewellery market in South Mumbai on Wednesday evening.
He suffered severe burn injuries and is battling for life at the Government-run J J Hospital here.
"He was injured in the Zaveri Bazaar blast. His leg has been broken and the body suffered severe burns. Doctors say there is only 50 per cent chance of his survival," the victim's brother, Kedar Singh Bisht, said.
Kedar said his brother was an eyewitness to the previous two explosions in Zaveri Bazaar, but this time around he was among the injured.
Sunder is the sole bread-winner for his family and has a two-year-old son.
He works as an office boy at an establishment in Zaveri Bazaar and had gone to eat the popular local snack `vada pav' with his friends when the blast occurred.
"He went to eat vada pav with his office friends. They were four of them. One person died on the spot site and the three were brought here (J J) from St George Hospital," Kedar said.