Balasore: Far away from home in Gujarat, septuagenarian Gayatri Sahoo never thought of reuniting with her soul mate after being tested positive for novel coronavirus. But all thanks to Ollywood actor Sabyasachi Mishara, who turned Samaritan, to help the elderly woman reunite with her family in the evening of her life.
Gayatri, who hails from Soro in Balasore district, went to Gujarat to meet her relatives. However, she got stuck there due COVID-19 induced lockdowns and shutdowns. The situation worsened when she tested positive for the virus. With restrictions in force, Gayatri was left with only option - gazing at an uncertainty with an all pervading fear of never seeing her better half and family again.
While Gayatri was clueless about her return to home, in Balasore her husband Jagabandhu Sahoo’s health was constantly deteriorating. Despite requesting his relatives to bring back Gayatri, no one came to his help.
However amid this a glimmer of hope appeared for Jagabandhu when his son approached actor-turned social activist Sabyasachi Mishra for help. Sabyasachi had already helped innumerable people return to their near and dear ones during the pandemic crisis in Odisha.
Like always, Sabyasachi never hesitated and assured that a special bus will bring Gayatri back home.
After necessary formalities and arrangements, the couple is now all smiles after a heart-warming reunion. Thanking the actor for his helping gesture, an elated Jagabandhu said, “I was in distress and thought I would never be able to meet my better half again after she tested positive for Coronavirus in Gujarat. I am thankful to Sabyasachi that he heard our pleas and made arrangements for her return.”
Terming the actor as his son, Gayatri said, “I am so happy upon my return to Odisha. I have five sons but now for our family, Sabyasachi is our sixth son.”
“My father used to remain tensed and worried thinking about mother’s health. He was in doubt if they can meet in future or not. But, Sabyasachi helped them to reunite again. I am thankful to the actor for his helping gesture,” said son of the elderly couple.
(Edited By Suryakant Jena)