Gambhir performs last rites of domestic help


India’s World Cup-winning former opener Gautam Gambhir carried out the last rites of his deceased domestic help after her mortal stays couldn’t be despatched to her dwelling in Odisha because of the coronavirus-forced nationwide lockdown.

Gambhir, additionally a Lok Sabha from the BJP, posted a tribute on his Twitter web page for his worker Saraswati Patra, who was working at his residence for the previous six years.

“Taking care of my little one can never be domestic help. She was family. Performing her last rites was my duty,” he tweeted.

“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,” mentioned the 38-year-old Gambhir, who performed 58 Tests for India between 2004 and 2016.

Media experiences in Odisha mentioned the 49-year-old Patra hailed from a village in Jajpur district.

She was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital a couple of days in the past and was battling diabetes and hypertension for a protracted interval. She breathed her last whereas present process remedy on April 21.

Union Minister of Petroleum and Steel Dharmendra Pradhan appreciated Gambhir.

“Taking care of Saraswati throughout the course of her illness, he also ensured her dignity in death by performing her last rites himself since her mortal remains could not be sent to her family back home in Odisha,” Pradhan, who additionally belongs to Odisha, tweeted.

“His act of compassion will enliven the faith in humanity for millions of poor, who are working far from their home for livelihood and will garner respect from all folds of the society.”

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