Mumbai: A 102-year-old man was reunited with his family three days after he had gone missing at Kasara station in Maharashtra, stated a report. Former Allahabad high court lawyer Jagannath Maurya had allegedly got lost when he wandered from the train to go to the loo.
The incident took place on Tuesday when Maurya and his 85-year-old wife were on their way back home after meeting their son in Vasai, located in the Konkan district of the state, added the report.
Instead of going to the washroom, the man entered a local train. Worried about his arrival, his wife who was waiting for him to board the train had conveyed the news to their family members. According to the report, the family was to receive them at Allahabad. After the phone call, the family members rushed to Kasara station and informed the local Government Railway Police officials about the missing man.
Meanwhile, a few commuters took the old man to GRP officials as he was wandering alone. Since the old man could not remember his whereabouts, the GRP officials admitted him to a New Panvel-based homeless shelter of Social and Evangelical Association for Love (SEAL). After his two-day stay at the Ashram, the old man was able to remember the details which enabled the officials to contact his grandson, added the report.
After the family reunion, Maurya’s grandson Shiv Bhajan told Times of India, “We are so happy that he has been found, and thank all those citizens, GRP officials and SEAL ashram who took care of him.”