Gambhir performs last rites of domestic help after lockdown prevents body from reaching family

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Former Indian opener batsman and World Cup Winner Gautam Gambhir performed last rites of his domestic helper, as her body wasn’t able to reach her home in Odisha, due to the lockdown across the country.

Gautam Gambhir is also a lok sabha MP from the BJP, had given a big tribute to his employee who was working at his residence for the past six years. He posted a tribute on his twitter page.

“Taking care of my little one can never be domestic help. She was family. Performing her last rites was my duty,” he tweeted.

“Always believed in dignity irrespective of caste, creed, religion or social status. Only way to create a better society. That’s my idea of India! Om Shanti,” said the 38-year-old Gambhir, who played 58 Tests for India between 2004 and 2016.

Gautam told that she was battling from diabetes and High blood pressure at shree Ganga Ram Hospital. She took her last breath while treatment in a hospital on April 21. Union Minister of Petroleum and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan has appreciated Gambhir for the cause.

“Taking care of Saraswati throughout the course of her illness, he also ensured her dignity in death by performing her last rites himself since her mortal remains could not be sent to her family back home in Odisha,” Pradhan, who also belongs to Odisha, tweeted.

He further added, “His act of compassion will enliven the faith in humanity for millions of poor, who are working far from their home for livelihood and will garner respect from all folds of the society.”

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