National throwball player loses her trophies in a flash

The flash floods and the landslides have left a trail of destruction in Kodagu district. The devastating deluge has shattered many families, their homes, their livelihood and their hopes. And the story of Tashma Muthappa, a member of India's throwball team, is no different.

A native of Second Monnanageri under Galibeedu Gram Panchayat in Madikeri taluk, Tashma had done the state and Kodagu proud with her exploits on throwball court.

The national player is now homeless. Tashma and her parents have taken shelter at a relief camp.

The flash floods and the landslides have washed away her house and with that the certificates and the trophies she had won in her favourite sport from school to national levels.

"We had constructed our house, using money earned in throwball and savings of my father, only last year. Our house has been washed away in the flood. I have lost all my trophies and certificates won in the sport," said a teary-eyed Tashma.

Tashma, who had completed her BCom from Alva's Moodbidri under sports quota, is now working as a computer operator on contract basis at Kodagu Medical College while her father is an employee at Cauvery Residency in Madikeri.

Muthappa poured out his woes to DH, "We were preparing for our daughter's wedding. She got engaged to a Dubai-based boy recently. I had bought gold jewellery worth Rs 3.5 lakh for the wedding. Ornaments were washed away in the flood. We have decided to postpone the wedding scheduled for this December to next April."


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