As we are fighting the pandemic, we come across multiple stories of courage, strength, love, pain, and death; every day. While some stories bring smiles and happiness, the others bring tears. One such heartbreaking story of mother son-duo recently went viral.
A doctor who recently helped a mother-son-duo talk to each other, one last time via a video call, shared the heart-touching story. Dr. Dipshikha Ghosh shared the story of a dying patient, who spoke to her son one last time. During their call, the son sang the 1973 song Tera Mujhse Hain Pehle Ka Nata Koi for her, a gesture that brought tears to the eyes of everyone in the hospital ward.
While narrating the story, Dipshikha Ghosh took to Twitter to mention how she video-called the patient’s son from the hospital after realizing that she will not make it.
“Today, towards the end of my shift, I video called the relatives of a patient who is not going to make it. We usually do that in my hospital if it’s something they want. This patient’s son asked for a few minutes of my time. He then sang a song for his dying mother. He sang Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Nata Koi. I just stood there holding the phone, looking at him looking at his mother and singing,”
Today, towards the end of my shift, I video called the relatives of a patient who is not going to make it. We usually do that in my hospital if it’s something they want. This patient’s son asked for a few minutes of my time. He then sang a song for his dying mother.— Doctor (@DipshikhaGhosh) May 12, 2021
He sang Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle Ka Nata Koi. I just stood there holding the phone, looking at him looking at his mother and singing. The nurses came over and stood in silence. He broke down in the middle but finished the verse. He asked her vitals, thanked me and hung up.— Doctor (@DipshikhaGhosh) May 12, 2021
Me and the nurses stood there. We shakes our heads, our eyes moist. The nurses went back one by one to their allocated patients and attended to them or the alarms of vents/dialysis units. This song is changed for us, for me at least. This song will always be theirs.— Doctor (@DipshikhaGhosh) May 12, 2021
With permission, the people mentioned here are Mrs Sanghamitra Chatterjee and her son Mr Soham Chatterjee. My deepest condolences. You, your voice, your quiet dignity, are her legacy. @sohamchatt— Doctor (@DipshikhaGhosh) May 13, 2021
Many netizens came forward to express their gratitude and emotions after the post went viral.
God bless you all Doctor at the hospital. You are handholding all of us through this intense battle. May the powers be with you. All glories with you. Prayers for you all. Take care, stay strong. India needs you. Thank you ????— ???????? अजीत অজীত Ajit (@the_ajitsingh) May 12, 2021
That feeling of looking at another human gasping for air… I wouldn’t wish this ailment on my worst enemy— Navroz Mehta (@navrozmehta) May 12, 2021
Do your to the best possible level.— Rana Kumbha (@RanaKumbha) May 12, 2021
Never get emotional. If despite your efforts, people die, so be it.
Never ever become emotional while doing your job.
Your sanity is most important.
Most important to you, your family and to your next patient.
Good luck doc.
My heart just broke into a million pieces ????????— Mohit Balany (@mohitbalany) May 12, 2021
We are heart-broken! Rest in peace brave soul!