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Brothers unite after 20 years — then part within hours

The three brothers had finally made up after two decades of acrimony over their father’s money.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi |
September 9, 2011 2:34:19 am

The three brothers had finally made up after two decades of acrimony over their father’s money. But on Thursday,there were two pyres burning side by side at the Geeta Colony crematorium. While Veerpal Wachal (50) was killed in the bomb blast outside the Delhi High Court,his younger brother Kailash Wachal (41) succumbed to jaundice at 2:30 am on Thursday morning. Kailash had been admitted at the Lok Nayak Hospital for the last 11 days.

Veerpal had gone to the High Court on Wednesday to finalise the clearance of their father’s fixed deposit account,after the three brothers had come to an agreement after 20 years. A shocked Mahavir Wachal,the eldest of the three brothers said,“We finally resolved the dispute and Veer had gone to the High Court to correct the name in one of the court records and take the money which we were going to distribute amongst ourselves. The three of us had just started to speak to each other again,but now both have been taken away from me suddenly.”

Veerpal leaves behind a wife and four children. He was in the process of looking for prospective grooms for his two daughters,Kanchal and Sunita. Naresh Kumar,his neighbour said,“I had gone along with him to meet their families. He was like the eldest of the family,constantly trying to resolve issues,even between the brothers.”

The blast victim’s funeral also saw the presence of Congress leaders Arvinder Singh Lovely and Sandeep Dikshit. Lovely is the sitting MLA from the Gandhinagar Assembly constituency.

Despite losing two members of the family in one day,family and friends are seeking solace in the fact that Veerpal got to speak to Kailash before both died. Naresh Kumar said,“He visited the hospital to meet his ill brother at 8:30 before going to court. This was the first time they had met in two years. Now at least,they are probably resting together”.

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