Picked by her company to visit Japan, Ajaya Yeshwant Kamat meets early end


Thirty-year-old Ajaya Yeshwant Kamat was robbed of the opportunity of her life when the bus she was travelling to Mumbai in plunged to her death. Her family and friends revealed that she was chosen to visit Japan next week on an official tour by her employer.
Ajaya, a resident of Konar-Gaunem in Ponda, was killed in the tragic road accident at Khed-Ratnagiri in Maharashtra during the wee hours of Tuesday. Her body was brought to her native place in Gaunem on Wednesday morning and was later cremated within their property in the village at around 11.30am. Her uncle Sundarlal Kamat lit the pyre.
Local MLA Ramkrishna 'Sudin' Dhavalikar, law commission chairman Narendra Sawaikar, VerGo Pharma Research Laboratory's managing director Nitin Borkar, her colleagues and other villagers were present at the funeral.
Ajaya, the second daughter of Yeshwant Kamat, was a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B Pharm) from Goa College of Pharmacy, Panaji, and was working for VerGo Pharma Research Laboratory, a pharmaceutical company, at Verna. Prior to joining VerGo, she had worked for Wallace Pharmaceuticals in Ponda. She had also did a short stint as a news reader for a local channel in Goa.
"On Monday evening she had left for Mumbai on an official trip and was supposed to reach on Tuesday morning, however their morning was very fateful. A phone call from the Khed police informed them about the incident," said her neighbour Shripad Naik.
"Incidentally, Ajaya's colleague was also supposed to travel by the same bus to Mumbai, but did not board at the very last moment. She complained of uneasiness and decided not to travel. Ajaya was to return on Wednesday and was scheduled to go on an official trip to Japan next week," Naik said quoting her father.  [TOI]