A migrant worker, whose picture while crying on the road in Delhi went viral like a fire on twitter has finally reached his hometown.
He has been shifted to a hospital, where he was able to meet his daughter and wife but at a 10m distance.
The name of the man is Rampukar Pandit of Bihar. He had begun the strenuous journey on feet by Delhi to reach his hometown during Lockdown after knowing about his son’s death.
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Lack of money, unable to get a train or a bus, He decides to reach his hometown on his feet to see his dead child for the one last time. However, he was stopped by the police near UP.
A photo of him crying on the roadside broke the social media platforms as he stuck stranded for over three days.
After the photo went viral online, he received help from an unknown woman who gave him Rs 5,500, free food, and booked his ticket from Delhi to Begusarai.
With the help of the woman, he reached his hometown on Sunday. Now, he is quarantined in a school after his arrival.
“My head spins when I open my eyes, and I feel fragile. They brought me to a hospital in a car from the quarantine center yesterday afternoon. They also did tests on me by taking swabs from the throat and nose. The result has not come yet.”
He further said his wife and daughter Poonam visited him at the hospital in Khodawandpur block of the district, but doctors allowed them to meet him briefly, only from afar.
Rampukar Pandit has become the snapshot of Indian migrant tragedy. Not able to meet his son before he died and the words he said would pierce our hearts for years to come, “We labourers have no life, we are just a cog in the wheel, spinning continuously until we run out of life”