In Madhya Pradesh’s Damoh, a Muslim family sheltered a 90-year-old Hindu woman for 43 years and now as she is leaving the entire village is sad to see her go.
The Quint reported that the Maharashtrian woman, Panchubai aka Mausi was living in MP’ Kotatala village for over 40 years.
Israar Khan’s father let her stay with them in the Muslim dominated village.
But a few days back, the old woman’s pictures were circulated on the social media Her grandson Prithviraj Shinde found the pictures and went along with his wife to find his grandmother.
On noticing how emotional the residents of the village were to see Panchubai go, her grandson said it was difficult for him to ask her to return.
Prithvi Kumar Shinde said that “He thank all the people of this village for helping my grandmother for 43 years. I am sad that I am taking her from this village but I am happy how they treated her like their own. I, too, want to take care of my grandmother.”
Israar Khan’s father had found Panchubai in a nearby forest. She had been stung by a honeybee. He took care of her and then the next generation of his family continued to do so.
A local said the entire village calls Panchubai ‘mausi,’ and she has been living with them for the last 40 years.
Israar Khan said that “I have known her since I was 8-9 year old. We played with her, she beat us too. We respect her.”