Ham radio operators help unite family in T.N. (India)

A few days after the Gangasagar Mela, the annual religious fair in West Bengal, Ambarish Nag Biswas was told by Kolkata’s health officer about a 25-year-old man admitted in a local government hospital, pining to go home.

“When we met him, he could hardly speak. He had head injuries,” said Mr. Biswas, secretary of the West Bengal Radio Club (Amateur Club), a group of ham radio enthusiasts.

With the help of the interpreter, they found that the man’s name was Dhansekaran, that he was a native of Vellore district, that he had ended up in Kolkata by mistake and had lost all his belongings on a train.

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