Subhashini’s initiative of providing help to widows of martyred jawans made her a hero on ‘Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi’ Star Plus Tv Show.
‘I coped with the tragedy like all the others do’
“You have your good days and bad days but you learn to cope. What else one can one do but accept the bitter truth? It was not easy (then), it is not easy even now. I understood that nobody could help you in this but you. This is your battle.”
Subhashini helps the wives of martyred jawans to face life with confidence and supports the education of their children.
first a flashback. A Bangalore girl, a trained classical dancer, whose graduation degree was a mix of psychology, literature and journalism, Subhashini has lived in Sadashiv Nagar all her life.
Of the fifteen years of her married life with Vasanth, 7 were spent apart, with him on field postings, where families visit for short periods.
On July 31, 2007, Vasanth, who led the 9th Maratha Light Infantry laid down his life fighting armed militants who were trying to enter Indian territory in the Uri Sector of Kashmir.
Within three months of his tragic demise she wrote and performed a play ‘The Silent Front’ about soldiers who die unsung in combat, and staged it in Delhi and Bangalore.
“I was myself numb, shocked. It was a real emotional need to hold on to people sailing in the same boat, just to reassure myself that I was not the only one.
“The urge was an instinctive reaching out to other families. Emotionally, this is a bag you carry in life, sometimes it gets heavier, sometimes lighter.”