Hedge fund manager falls in Mumbai manhole, lives to tell the tale

Mumbai has seen repeated accidents recently due to deteriorating infrastructure

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A hedge fund manager is the latest victim of the country’s crumbling infrastructure. Samir Arora, the Singapore-based founder of Helios Capital Management, had a miraculous escape after he fell into an open manhole outside a popular shopping mall in Mumbai’s Lower Parel area on Thursday. 

“It was scary as hell and smelly. Was within micro seconds of disappearing,” Arora said in a tweet. “Quick reflexes and shape of manhole gave me second life.” He escaped with minor scratches as he held on to the sides before being pulled out. While Arora was lucky to have survived, his phone wasn’t. “If the

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First Published: Apr 27 2019 | 2:58 AM IST

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