Mohan Naik was in his petty shop near Opera House on Wednesday evening

Petty shop owner Mohan Naik's plan to shift to his native place Madabur in N.R Pura taluk did not materialise as he was killed in the blast at the Opera House in Mumbai on Wednesday. His body was brought to Madabur on Friday morning. Members of his family were inconsolable when his body arrived in the village. Many of his relatives and residents of the village had gathered at his residence.

Mohan Naik, 46, leaves behind his wife Anasuya and two sons Akshaya (12) and Adarsha (7). He was one of the three sons of Manju Naik and Jayamma of Madabur.

Mohan Naik, who went to Mumbai 20 years ago, ran a petty shop near Opera House. His brother Sudhakar Naik also runs a similar shop in the same place but he escaped death because he had closed his shop and gone away when the blasts took place. Mohan Naik wanted to relocate to his native place. Mohan Naik's sister-in-law Vasanthi Naik said he postponed it by a year as such a move would disturb his children's education. His elder son Akshaya underwent an open-heart surgery recently. Sringeri MLA D.N. Jeevraj visited the family and expressed his condolences. He said he would try and get compensation for the family from the State and ensure that Naik's son gets medical aid.

  • Mohan wanted to relocate to his native place
  • Jeevraj, MLA, visits Mohan's family in Madabur