Alappuzha: Magician Manu Mankombu has already faced a loss of Rs 25 lakh due to rain havoc in Alappuzha.
Though water has subsided, it took away a big part of Manu’s fortune along.
Manu entered the Guinness Book of World Records for completing Fire escape 868 times. Unfortunately, water failed him.
He never expected water would rise high to an alarming level. Within a few days of rain, the water from Pampa river gushed inside the house drowning almost everything.
When the bund adjoining the Nettayam field in Champakulam was destroyed, the water level rose again.
Manu was helpless to save anything other than his family from the floods. Even before he could do anything, the waters filled the area.
The equipment including specially designed car, curtains, organ, mixture, cable and CD player, which were used for his stage shows were all submerged in the floods.
The office he manages at Mankombu was also affected by waterlogging.
He already has six stage shows booked for Onam. But the rain has left him with no choice.
Manu and his shows also provided a means of living to 16 other artists. These artists have been rendered jobless by the disaster.