"He called us around 11.45 pm to tell us he would reach home by 12.30 am. But he never did," his mother said. While returning home via the Eastern Express Highway, Kunal met with an accident near Kalwa. He wasn't wearing a helmet. Passers-by and the traffic police rushed him to Thane civil hospital. Cops tried to contact Kunal's father, Ashok, but his number was not stored in Kunal's mobile. Around 4.30 am, the family contacted one of his friends and learnt of the accident.
At the hospital, his family members were told that Kunal - who had returned to Mumbai after quitting a human resources job in Kolhapur not more than a month ago - had suffered serious head injuries and was unconscious. "We decided to shift him to Jupiter hospital, where doctors said he was in a coma, and there was a slim chance of his staying alive. Since I wanted my son to remain alive in some way, we decided to donate his organs," Ashok said.