Nobody knew for 36 long years whether Gajanand Sharma, a native of Jaipur alive or not
The Hush Post: This Independence Day it would be a real freedom for a Jaipur native Gajanand Sharma who had been languishing in a jail in Pakistan’s Lahore for the last 36 years. For all these years, nobody knew whether he was even alive or not.
36 years ago, Gajanand Sharma had gone missing from his native place. His family members and kin kept searching for him but their efforts did not bear fruit. When they had almost resigned to the destiny and had almost left the hope of his being alive, it seemed like a gospel from the God earlier this year, a report said.
Gajanand Sharma was traced to the Central Jail of Lahore. On Monday, Gajanand finally crossed the border and entered India from Wagah, the report said.
A 68-year-old Gajanand Sharma was 32 when he had gone missing. A lot has changed in these 36 years. Nonetheless, Gajanand Sharma is ecstatic on seeing his family and his return to his homeland and country.
The news about his being alive gave a fresh lease of life to Gajanand’s family. His family members came to know about him when some documents to verify his citizenship were received by the office of Superintendent of Police (Rural), Jaipur from Pakistan. When the cops contacted his family members, they were left in a state of a pleasant surprise after hearing that he was lodged in the Central Jail of Lahore, the report said.
Mukesh Sharma, the younger son of Gajanand identified his father from the photos shared with him. Gajanand’s wife Makhni Devi’s only wish was to get a glimpse of her husband who was long separated from her by a bad stroke of fate. And it was a wish that finally came true on Monday – just days before India’s Independence Day celebrations, the report said.