Rangoli Ranaut, an acid survivor and sister of popular Bollywood actress, Kangana Ranaut in a series of social media posts, revealed the heart-wrenching yet brave story of her survival after an unfortunate event that changed her life.
Rangoli (pictured with her husband and son) had shared some of her and Kangana’s childhood pictures on her social media account, after which her followers asked her to share pictures from their college days.
Fulfilling her followers’ request, Rangoli shared a photo from her college annual day and in the following post she narrated the incident that turned her life upside down.
She revealed that soon after that picture above was taken she was attacked by acid. She wrote:
“Shortly after this image was clicked, the guy whose proposal I refused threw one litre acid on my face, I had to go through 54 surgeries strangely and simultaneously my little sister was physically assaulted and almost beaten to death for what?” Rangoli also shared an unfiltered photo of herself and said that one of her ears could not be reconstructed because of the acid attack.
“Lot of people feeling sorry about the fact that I lost my beauty, honestly when your organs melt before your eyes beauty is the last thing you care about, even after 54 surgeries over a span of 5 years doctors couldn’t reconstruct my ear….I had lost one eye had a retina transplant, doctors took skin patches from all over my body and grafted my one breast which was severely damaged, during breast feeding Prithu I felt many complications,” Rangoli tweeted.
Rangoli Ranaut with her popular sister Kangana Ranaut
She added, “Even now I can’t stretch my neck sometime itching in grafted skin is so bad that I wish I was dead… shockingly acid victims numbers are very high in India, the culprit was out on bail within few weeks, it was too painful to see him roam around freely..I stopped following the case, why not death sentence for these people? Beauty was the last thing I cared about I was university topper but best years of my youth went in operation theatres, even though I had 90 percent burn still no reservation for acid survivors. Why ?? These are some of the questions we need to ask ourselves and our system.”
On a concluding note, Rangoli revealed how her family and close friends were her strongest pillars of strength during this difficult time.
“I don’t know wat to say honestly I had given up on my life, my now husband bt back den jst a normal friend washd my wounds &waited outside operation theatres fr years vry supportive sister & parents collectively breathed life in to me.. can’t take credit fr wat my life is today. I don’t know initially I wanted to know everything but my sister helped me disassociate from all this, it was harming my recovery process and now my husband and my son are my priority not going after a culprit.”