Baby Girl Born In Odisha Named ‘Fani’ As Cyclone Smashes Eastern India

Doctors holding baby Fani. Photo source: ABP News
Doctors holding baby Fani. Photo source: ABP News

Guwahati, May 3, 2019

As the extreme tropical cyclone, Fani made a landfall in Odisha on May 3rd, 2019, a baby girl was named after the deadly cyclone as it stepped into the world at the Odisha railway Hospital.

The baby was born at 11.03 am in the railway hospital located in the Mancheswar which is barely a 5 km distance from the state’s capital Bhubaneswar. As the cyclone Fani wreaked havoc outside, the doctors inside the hospital without losing their calm delivered the baby girl safely.

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As per media reports, the baby is born to a 32-year-old railway employee working as a helper at the Coach Repair Workshop, Mancheswar.

Cyclone Fani is one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades. Tens of millions of people are potentially in the cyclone’s path, and more than a million were evacuated this week from coastal areas.

According to information provided by the Borjhar-based Regional Meteorology Centre (RMC), Fani will likely enter Bangladesh on the evening of May 4th, 2019 as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 60 to 70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph.

According to the current Meteorological analysis, Fani will have a maximum impact on the Northeastern region leading to heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places, particularly over West Assam and Garo Hills areas of Meghalaya on May 4th and May 5th, 2019.