Calcutta: 50 years old, he finds his family at home the 'Fani Friday'

KOLKATA: Last Friday, When The Whole City Was Discussing The Cyclone And Its Possible Path, A Storm Broke Out In The Life Of A 50-year-old Prisoner In A Hospital In Kolkata For Mental Disorders.

Until The Day Before, Sakila Begum Had No Home Or Family, Languished In The Calcutta Hospital, Like The Many Other Interns Who Had Been Abandoned By Their Families. But Even When Fani Threatened To Hit The City, Her Family, With Whom She Had Lost Contact For More Than Two Years, Came To Carry Her Back.

Sakila, Who Is Originally From Nagpur, Was Found Wandering The Streets Of Calcutta In March, Two Years Ago. Rescued By The Police, Who Found Signs Of Mental Distress, Took Her To The Calcutta Pavlov Hospital. After One Year Of Treatment, His Condition Significantly Improved, But A Crucial Piece Was Missing In The Puzzle Of His Memory: He Had No Memory Of Where It Came.

Therefore, He Had No More Remedy Than To Make The Facilities Of The Hospital His Home, Like Many Other Patients Whose Families No Longer Want Them. Anjali, An Organization That Works To Rehabilitate Abandoned Patients, Took It Under Its Protection. They Put Sakila To Work In Cha Ghar, A Project Directed By Them In The Facilities Of The Hospital, Where Patients In Recovery Make Tea And Snacks.

Through His Work, Sakila Found Happiness And A Source Of Regular Income. But, For A Long Time, He Could Not Remember Where It Came From ... Until A Few Months Ago, When Everything Came Back Quickly During The Sale. The Anjali Volunteers Contact The Police In Nagpur, Who Obtained Their Address And A Telephone Number. Some Volunteers From Anjali Even Came To The Address Of Nagpur On May 1 And Met With Their Family, Who Were Happy To Finally Track Sakila.

" The News That She Was In Calcutta Came As A Blue Ray," Said Sakila's Younger Sister, Aila." We Could Not Believe It, But The Volunteers Who Came To Visit Us Even Contacted Her By Phone And Made Us Talk To Her. We Cried De Alegría."

Aila And His Father, Ekramulla Khan, 77, Arrived In Calcutta On Friday, Ready To Welcome Sakila To The Family. Since Tomorrow, Sakila Was Watching The Front Door, Waiting For Her Sister And Her Father To Emerge. And, When They Did It, Nobody Could Contain The Tears." Before, Too, She Used To Disappear," Ekramulla Said." But It Was Always For A Day Or Two, And We Always Located It In The Place Of Some Relatives. We Had Lost Hope, Thank God We Found It.

Sakila, Mother Of Five Sons, Had Been Living With Her Father Since Her Husband Abandoned Her Years Before." In Many Cases, Domestic Violence Is The Main Cause Of Mental Illness. In Sakila's Case, She Told Us That Her Husband Used To Physically Abuse Her Before Leaving For Another, Leaving Her For Another Woman," Said Sukla Das Barua, Senior Program Manager, Anjali.

Sakila Also Discovered Something Wonderful: That One Of Her Daughters Is About To Get Married." I Am On The Moon, I Have Been Told That The Wedding Of My Third Daughter Will Be Celebrated In June And That I Will Be Part Of The Wedding," Said TOI. He Is Also Happy That He Is Taking Home Some Savings From His Job In Cha Ghar. She Has The Intention To Use It For Her Daughter's Wedding.

Mental Health Activist And Founder Of Anjali, Ratnaboli Ray, Said:" During All This Time, Sakila Had Been Wanting To Return With Her Family. We're Happy To Have Got Them Together."

There Are About 50 Patients Recovered In Pavlov Whose Families Refuse To Take The House, The Sources Said." In Many Cases, Families Do Not Want To Recover Patients Even Though They Have Been Healed," Said Dr. Ganesh Prasad, Medical Superintendent. Calcutta Pavlov Hospital." We Have A Good Number Of Patients Who Are Cured But Whose Families Have Given Their Backs" .