Hello friends, hope you all are doing fine by the grace of God. Today I’m going to share with you a happy piece of news published in The Times of India newspaper, which has proved that humanity is thriving and well. It’s about a family reunion of a man after 45 long years. A 70 years old man, Sajjad Thangal, living an anonymous life in Mumbai after surviving a plane crash in 1976, was united with his family in a village under Kollam district in Kerala. The sweetest part of the news is, along with his brothers and sisters, his 91 year old mother Fathima Beevi is living to greet her long lost son, back home. You just can imagine the happiness of a mother to see her son again, whom they might have lost hope to meet.
Sajjad Thangal had escaped death narrowly as he decided to stay back in Mumbai, the stopover, between Abu Dhabi and Madras. He was a part of cultural troupe and all the other members including his dear friend perished in the plane crash. Thangal went into an emotional shell, suffering from post traumatic stress. He had no money so he didn’t want to go back to his family insuch a sorry state.
Thangal’s family hoped to see him again, as his name was not included in the list of crash victims. Meanwhile Thangal drifted in his life doing odd jobs here and there in Mumbai. A chance rescue of an ailing Sajjad Thangal now 70, by a group of social worker unraveled the knot.
The founder of Social and Evangelical Association for Love (SEAL) ashram, Pastor K M Philip gave shelter to the frail old, ailing man in 2019. But he slowly recovered and started narrating his story. When contacted by the social activist, his mother broke down and told them in Malyalam that all these years she was hoping against hope that he is alive. She also added that the good deed of helping the needy, done by her husband, who had passed away in 2012, had helped them find her lost son.
Friends, if not for the caring of the SEAL members, Thangal would have been lost forever to his family, without them knowing that he was alive so far! Currently they are working on a project for the missing persons to reunite with their families.These noble work done by humans keep our faith in the existence of humanity.
Thanks for giving it a read. Stay safe and happy.
Adieu for now.