Sandeep More was standing in front of the Mantralaya all through Thursday night,trying to get some news about his brother Mohan More,54 a class IV employee in the Chief Ministers office. Finally,over 18 hours after the fire broke out,Mohans body was found in the cabin opposite.
He went to work in the morning like any other day. Around 3 pm,we came to know that there has been a fire at Mantralaya and started contacting him immediately but couldnt get through. We kept trying for a few hours until someone said we should check the hospitals in case hes injured. We went to all hospitals but couldnt find him anywhere, Sandeep said. Despite losing hope,Sandeep stood resolutely in front of the Mantralaya all of Thursday night,in case his brother showed up. Then,on Friday morning,someone said we should check the cabin opposite the CMs office where my brother would generally sit. Only then did the fire brigade,around 9.30 am,go up to the sixth floor to check.The fire brigade found two charred bodies in the room,one of whom was Mohan. Originally from Poladpur in Raigad district but residing in Mira Road area,Mohan had been working in the CMs office for over 25 years. He is survived by wife and two children a 25-year-old daughter and a 23-year-old son.