Amid nationwide lockdown, a woman from Kerala travelled 2,700 km in a car crisscrossing 6 states to meet her critically ill son in Rajashtan.
50-year-old Sheelamma Vasan was accompanied by her daughter-in-law and another relative during her 3-day journey.
Vasan said the health condition of her 29-year old son, Arun Kumar, a BSF jawan in Jodhpur, who was suffering from myositis, (inflamation of muscles), was improving.
“Due to God’s grace we have reached here without any problems anywhere”, she told a news agency.
The family was informed by a Malayali doctor at AIIMS in Jodhpur about Arun Kumars condition following which they decided to undertake the journey from Kerala through Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat to reach Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
Thanks to the intervention of Union Minister V Muraleedharan, office of Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Congress leader, Oommen Chandy, the family could get necessary passes for the travel across the states.
After getting necessary passes, Sheelaamma accompanied by her daughter-in-law Parvathyand another relative set off on the journey from Panackachira village in Koruthodu panchayat in Kottayam on April 11 and reached Jodhpur on April 14.
The jawan, who had come to his village in February end on leave and days after his return had fallen ill, had expressed desire to meet his mother and wife.
Arun Kumar’s one year old child is in Kerala.
The mother’s journey comes close on the heels of another woman who rode 1400 km on her two wheeler from Telangana to bring back her son stuck in Andhra Pradesh.