Covid reunites Indian family after 20 years

Amid the rising Coronavirus cases and deaths across the world, a heart-warming story has emerged from coal city Dhanbad in eastern India where a man was reunited with wife and child after 20 years

Aug 12, 2020
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Amid the rising Coronavirus cases and deaths across the world, a heart-warming story has emerged from coal city Dhanbad in eastern India where a man was reunited with wife and child after 20 years.

Gajadhar Sonar, a resident of Belgarh village of Koderma left home 20 years ago after a quarrel with his wife and was living in Jharia Liloripathra of Dhanbad district under an assumed name, Satyanarayan. However, with the spread of COVID-19, when Gajadhar Sonar had a cold and fever, his neighbours enquired about his family members. The neighbours suspected him to be COVID-19 positive. When Gajadhar did not reveal details about his family members, his neighbours informed the police.

During interrogation by the police, Gajadhar gave out the details and Dhanbad police contacted their Koderma counterparts after which Gajadhar's wife Aneeta Devi and son Chandrashekhar Kumar reached Dhanbad district on Monday. The couple finally met after 20 years and Gajadhar's wife took him back to his home in Koderma.(IANS)