Lost as a child, Pasha reunites with his family in Mewat village

  • Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Rohtak
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2015 21:50 IST
Lost as a child, 28-year-old Jahid Pasha will return to meet his parents in Mewat after 15 long years. HT Photo

Following efforts of Sunil Jaglan, sarpanch of Jind's Bibipur village, Jahid Pasha returned to meet his parents in Mewat 15 years after he went missing from Delhi.

Pasha, who now lives in Tumkur district in Karnataka with his wife and two sons, reached his native village near Punaha in Mewat, where he is enjoying treats from his family and childhood friends.

"I am with my ammi (mom) Aruni, father Akbar and my younger brothers. All are happy to see me after so many years," Pasha told Hindustan Times over phone. "Everybody is telling me about their relationship with me. It's a great feeling. Even my childhood friends came to meet me", he added.

On, who helped him to reunite with the family, Pasha said: "I knew my father's name and our town Punaha, but I could not remember the name of my village. I searched contact numbers from Haryana on the internet and talked to Sunil Jaglan, the sarpanch of Jind's Bibipur village."

"Sunil helped me trace my family in Mewat with the help of local police and sarpanch of our village Razzaq. Then I talked to my ammi over phone after 15 years," he added.

However, Jaglan, who grabbed headlines after Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him for "selfie with daughter" initiative, could not reach Mewat to meet Pasha as he was busy in his village.

Pasha did not disclose much about the incident how he reached Karnataka from Delhi, but one of his relative said that Pasha went missing from Delhi at the age of 12after police made him a key witness in a murder case. When asked, Pasha refused his connection with the murder saying: "I don't have anything to say about the murder as I don't remember anything now. I don't know in which class I was studying that time."

He said his friend Javed helped him reach Karnataka but he left him alone at the railway station. After reaching Karnataka, Pasha spent some days in a mosque and also worked in several tea shops but could not study. A local cable operator offered him a job. Now Pasha has his own cable business in the town and is married to a local girl. He does not want to live in Mewat now as he is settled in Karnataka. "I am settled in Karnataka and have my own business. I cannot shift to Mewat now, but I will try to take my parents along as I want to be with them now."

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