World Cup winner Gautam Gambhir has been praised by netizens for performing the last rites of his domestic help during the coronavirus lockdown
New Delhi: Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who is now a BJP MP from East Delhi, has won hearts for performing the last rites of his domestic help during the coronavirus lockdown.
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After being praised for performing last rites of his domestic help Saraswati from Odisha, Gambhir took to his Twitter account to say “she was family”. She worked at Gambhir's home for the last seven years.
The 2011 World Cup winner wrote on his Twitter page, “Taking care of my little one can never be domestic help. She was family. Performing her last rites was my duty. Always believed in dignity irrespective of caste, creed, religion or social status. Only way to create a better society. That’s my idea of India! Om Shanti (sic).”
Taking care of my little one can never be domestic help. She was family. Performing her last rites was my duty. Always believed in dignity irrespective of caste, creed, religion or social status. Only way to create a better society. That’s my idea of India! Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/ZRVCO6jJMd— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 23, 2020
“Saraswati was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in New Delhi on 14 April as she was battling diabetes and blood pressure for a prolonged period. However, she breathed her last while undergoing treatment on April 21. Gambhir who is an MP from East Delhi had contacted Saraswati family,” Indian Express newspaper reported.
“As shifting of the body to Odisha from New Delhi was not possible due to the lockdown, we requested him to conduct her last rites there,” Saraswati’s brother Prafulla Patra was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
Great work Gauti!! Keep shining and dont' worry about the negative things negative people say...politics is dirty and difficult and the people who speak their mind have to suffer from both sides of the political spectrum!!— ujjwalt (@ujjwalt) April 23, 2020
Very touched! This is what being INDIAN is all about! Pray that her soul RIP!— Nishat Khan-PoliticalActivist PatrioticNationalist (@nishat_kh) April 23, 2020
This is a great message for the society. We should always lift people up instead of bringing them down. Om shanti 🙏— Uttam Dutta (@uttamknights) April 23, 2020
Real Salute...We need more leaders like you..God bless more power to you...— chandan jha (@jchandan0609) April 23, 2020
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Last Updated 25, Apr 2020, 12:18 PM