by Laurie Kazan-Allen
Shankar Dattaray Jog, a former worker at a factory owned by the British asbestos conglomerate Turner & Newall Ltd. in Mumbai, India, died from asbestos cancer on July 19, 2016. Mr. Jog had been employed at the Hindustan Ferodo brake linings factory for forty years commencing his employment in 1961 in the maintenance department. By the time he retired in 2001, he had risen to the position of health inspector.
In early 2016, 76-year old Mr. Jog was suffering from breathlessness and fluid in his lungs; he realized he was ill. On April 12, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma following a CT scan and biopsy at the KK Raheja Hospital. He underwent several rounds of costly chemotherapy to buy more time with his wife Rohini, son Prasad and other family members and friends but it was not to be. Read more