Prakash Singh Karki is seen with his mother in the quarantine centre in Ramadi village of Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar district.
Prakash Singh Karki is seen with his mother in the quarantine centre in Ramadi village of Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar district. Image credit: Hindustan Times

Prakash Singh Karki, a 43-year-old man from Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar district, reunited with his family after over two decades.

Singh left his residence in Ramadi village of the district some 24 years ago in search of greener pastures.

He, however, returned home on May 18 from Gujarat during the ongoing nationwide lockdown called to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

When he reached his village the residents did not recognise him.

When the villagers including the village head Ganesh Kumar questioned about his identity, Karki then spoke about his parents and two brothers.

Upon realising his identity, the villagers called for his 68-year-old mother Bachuli Devi, who recognised him without fail.

Karki’s father has already expired.

His both brothers- one elder and one younger- also confirmed his identity.

Karki later revealed that he decided to leave home for work after passing high-school in 1995.

He said that he was happy to be back home after over two decades.

“I never forgot my family and I decided to return to my home when the lockdown was imposed,” Karki said.

“I will not leave my family again,” he added.

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