It is often said that death is the ultimate truth of life – a person can trick anyone and everyone but before death he is helpless and something which he cannot defeat, trick or win over. While this is absolutely true, there are definitely some exceptions to it, as well. And one such exception is Mohammad Riyaz Khan.
A resident of Bengaluru’s Doddamavalli area, Khan has had a rendezvous with death, not once but numerous times over, and each time, he came out triumphant.
His latest tryst with death occurred a few days ago, when met with a near fatal road accident while moving about on his scooter. His wife and 14-month-old daughter were pillion riding when the accident happened. They were heading out on the scooter, when suddenly the wheels fell into one of the pits, causing the entire scooter to topple over. He fell over the railway track, with a train fast approaching from the opposite direction. However, by God’s grace, he managed to escape by a hair’s distance.
Khan’s adventurous escapes could literally make it into the Limca Book of World Records, if not anything else.
From escaping the Tsunami in 2004, the terrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008, accidents have always seemed to be a part and parcel of Khan’s life. In fact, in 2013 was one of the closest brush with death that Khan was witness too. The moment he checked out of a hotel in Hyderabad, where for work he was for a few days, the entire building collapsed. All these incidents where Khan was plain lucky to have survived, may seem straight out of a Hollywood movie, but each episode of his life is true!
In fact, Khan had a traumatic experience even on a Haj pilgrimage. On the first occasion, a crane literally fell on him, and he escaped sure death by a fraction of second. On the second Haj, a generator had burst in the next room where he was sleeping in. Both the incidents took place in Saudi Arabia and killed many. But Khan’s luck, as ever, was with him.