The Pihrid village resembled the Badadanda in Puri with ‘Jay Jagannath’ chants and the beating of gongs reverberating the atmosphere when Sahu was brought in on a chariot.
Recounting the ‘mission impossible’, the NDRF officials said that they had struck a connection with Rahul soon after he started responding to their calls.
For Rahul’s father, Lord Jagannath is not just a deity but someone who is part and parcel of their day-to-day life and bails them out whenever they are in trouble.
A massive operation was launched by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from Odisha, state disaster response force (SDRF) and the Indian Army jawans. A robotics team from Gujarat was also part of the rescue operation.