In a patriarchal society, where thousands of girls are left on the streets to die, the unheard story of Mithun Chakraborty adopting a girl abandoned by her parents will touch your heart.
We live in a son-obsessed society. And, no one can deny the ugly reality that even in the 21st century, many Indian parents are abandoning their girl child on streets, in garbage dumps or in shelter homes.
Years ago, an innocent baby girl was abandoned by her parents near a roadside garbage dump in West Bengal. With no fault of hers, this baby was punished for being a girl. This baby girl was noticed by a few passersby and rescued by an NGO and a few government officials. Abandoned near a dustbin, the baby was in an extremely weak condition.
A leading Bengali daily reported the news of how a baby girl had been abandoned by her family and left her all alone near the garbage. When Mithun read the news the next day, he was moved by her plight. He decided not only to rescue but also adopt her. He rushed to the home where this baby girl was kept after being rescued.
But, it wasn’t only Mithun who wanted to adopt the girl. He was fully supported by his wife Yogita Bali in this heart-touching inspiring decision. As per sources, it was reported that Mithun’s wife, Yogita, was so excited to hold the baby girl in her arms that she stayed up the entire night to complete the paperwork.
The couple submitted the paperwork and brought a baby girl to her home. It was inspiring to see how once an abandoned child was destined to be with a family, who wanted to treat her like a Queen. No wonder, they named the baby girl as Dishani, which means Queen of all the four directions.
Since then Dishani has been nurtured with all the love, care, and affection. The couple raised her along with their three sons – Mimoh, Ushmey, and Namashi. According to NTD news, Dishani is known to be an absolute favorite in the family and has never been discriminated against.
As per sources, Dishani has always been a daddy’s girl and Mithun has left no stone unturned to give her all that she needs in her life.
In the world, where celebrities use social media to promote their minutest activity that brings social change, Mithun is known for silently working towards the welfare and the betterment of society. He also runs many hospitals and trusts which have helped and improved lives of numerous people.
At IFORHER, we salute Mithun Chakraborty and thank him for showing us how our actions of kindness can bring a ray of hope to someone’s life.