Humanity can never be at stake and the recent instance of generosity and compassion showered in the family of a deceased sewer worker’s family proved that once again. The sewer worker, 37-year-old Anil who died while cleaning sewerage and the rope that was used to lower him in the sewerage snapped.
A picture of the deceased person’s 11-year-old son Gaurav weeping while touching his father’s dead body at a Delhi crematorium went viral on Twitter and generous hearts came out to extend a hand of help to the little boy and his widowed mother. People from different walks of life showed their interest and even showered monetary help to the hapless family after being moved at the picture of the little boy breaking down on his father’s death.
It was mentioned along with the photograph of the little boy in the Twitter post that the family do not even have money to afford to buy wood for the cremation of the deceased and it is their neighbours who pitched in to buy wood. The even unfortunate news about the family is that just four days before the death of Anil, his 4-year-old son Shivam had died of pneumonia. The family could not afford to buy medicines for the little boy for which they had to lose his life.
After coming to know about the severe financial dearth the family is made to go through, as many as 2,422 bighearted people raised 51.43 lakh for the family via an online crowdfunding platform.
Anil’s widow, Rani, seeing such huge response from compassionate people, said, “We had not paid rent for three months and thought we would be kicked out of our house after his (Anil)’s death. My husband was the only earning member. We will have a home now.”
Mentioning the help received from the crowdfunding platform, Rani said that so far she has received ration, a bicycle and other essential items which will be adequate for them through the next few months. She added, “I have been told that people have given money for the children. I want to send my kids to a good private school.”