Asha was born into a devout Parsi family in the quaint coastal city of Vizhinjam in Kerala. Her early years were filled with joy, surrounded by the warmth of her family and the stunning landscape that is quintessential to South India. But as Asha grew, her health became a consistent concern.
Suresh Aggarwal, a vibrant young man hailing from the city of Coimbatore, South India, moved to Bremen, Germany for his higher studies. Known for his charismatic personality and love for social gatherings, his life was abruptly disrupted when he started experiencing unusual health symptoms. His parents, residing in India, were deeply concerned when they noticed drastic changes in his demeanor during their video calls.
Once, in the vibrant town of Thrissur in Kerala, a young man named Suresh lived a life full of vigor and enthusiasm. Suresh, a member of a traditional Aggarwal family, was a man who believed in leading a disciplined life. He was known throughout the town for his eloquent voice and melodious singing. He was an ardent follower of Carnatic music, which resonated with his South Indian roots.
Our story revolves around a vibrant and warm-hearted Christian woman named Alice from the city of Kochi in South India. Alice, a proud mother of two, was a lively spirit whose kindness touched every heart in her close-knit community. Though she lived in the coastal city of Kochi, her ancestral roots could be traced back to the Portuguese settlers who arrived in India centuries ago.
In the culturally vibrant town of Kochi, in South India, lived a light-haired, lean man named Madhavan. Madhavan was an accomplished Kathakali dancer, known for his riveting performances. His dedication to his art was extraordinary. However, his frail, anaemic constitution was a striking contrast to the fiery intensity of his performances.
The story unfolds around Gopal Aggarwal, an amicable man with a broad, ever-present smile who had lived in the vibrant city of Chennai since his childhood. Born into a traditional Hindu Aggarwal family, Gopal was an exemplary example of resilience and adaptability, having moved from the bustling city of Jaipur in Rajasthan to the culturally rich Chennai in South India when he was just a toddler.
In the bustling city of Hyderabad, a man named Parvez, who was an Indian Muslim migrant from the port city of Chittagong, Bangladesh, lived a life defined by hard work and simplicity. He moved to Hyderabad in his early twenties in search of better opportunities and had since then established a small but flourishing business of ethnic clothing.
In the southern town of Madurai, Tamil Nadu, lived a young Sikh man named Harpreet Singh. Originally from Amritsar, Harpreet had moved to Madurai for his engineering studies. His life was a whirlwind of assignments, exams, and engineering models until he began to feel unwell.
Meet Manju, an Aggarwal woman hailing from the bustling city of Jaipur, Rajasthan. Born into a jeweler’s family, Manju was a vibrant, energetic young girl. But even at a young age, she started showing peculiar symptoms that worried her parents – ulcers in her mouth, highly sensitive to touch, appearing deep, perforating, and bearing a bluish-black base. They bled easily and showed signs of sloughing, alarming her parents and leading to a journey in search of medical help.
Meet Zafar, a middle-aged Parsi gentleman hailing from the vibrant city of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Born into a family of weavers, Zafar spent most of his early life surrounded by vibrant threads and intricate patterns. Yet, his life was far from seamless. As a child, Zafar was prone to catarrhal and scrofulous inflammations which would often leave him bedridden for days.