Even After Death of His Daughter, Father Sends a Thank You Note From Pakistan

The Logical Indian

July 12th, 2015 / 9:24 PM

Read the complete story at www.dawn.com | Nabeel Anwar Dhakku

Sometimes our perspective about things changes after what we experience in life. A Pakistani father who used to fear before coming to India is full of praise of it even after death of his daughter.

On his Facebook wall he wrote ” I Love INDIA, great India.”

Hamid Imran father of 13-year-old Nalain Rubab Imran had to visit India for the liver transplant of his daughter because the same transplant would have costed Rs. 5 million in Pakistan.
Hamid Imran works at the health department in Saudi Arabia. In September 2011 when his daughter, Abiha, was diagnosed with a liver disease, he rushed her to a hospital in Pakistan. It was revealed that Abiha was in dire need of a liver transplant, and it would cost Rs. 5 million.

 

p2

 

 

Hamid took his daughter to Saudi Arabia where King Suleman bore the cost of the surgery. Abiha’s mother was the donor, and all seemed well after the operation.

Unfortunately, a few months later, Abiha’s liver became infected again. This time Hamid was in a fix: neither did he have the money for the operation nor any donors because under Saudi Arabian law only a family member could be a donor, and nobody in Hamid’s family had the same blood group as Abiha.

Hamid went on the air through a Pakistani television channel and appealed for help. Aid came from a Pakistan-based business tycoon who agreed to bear the costs of the operation. To avail better quality of medical support, Hamid decided on an operation at Apollo Hospital, New Delhi.

Once again Hamid faced a dilemma: he had no contacts in Delhi. The Government High School of Hamid’s hometown gave him the contact number of Sardar Rattan Kohli, who was born in Chakwal, Pakistan but shifted to Delhi after Partition. Mr Kohli regularly visited Chakwal because of ancestral ties, and readily accepted to help Hamid.

And so it was that Hamid visited Delhi with his wife, Abiha and a donor. Abiha underwent a 20-hour surgery on March 16 this year. Initially she began recovering, but a few days after the surgery Abiha’s health started to deteriorate. The doctors tried their best, but on May 7 Abiha breathed her last. The loss of his daughter hit Hamid hard, but he remains ever grateful to the hospitality he received in India.

“During our stay of over 3 months, we never felt for a moment that we were in some foreign country. Rather, the exceptional love, affection and care showered by Kohli Sahib and his family made us feel as if we were at some hospital in Chakwal,” says Hamid.

When he crossed the Wagah border in an ambulance with his daughter’s body, Indian officials treated them with love and respect. A soldier covered Abiha’s body with a green cloth so that she wouldn’t be affected by the heat.
Across the border, however, Hamid has to wait for 3 hours and interrogated needlessly. Hamid sighs emphatically, “Neither can I forget the love which I received in India nor can I forget the pain caused by the sudden death of my daughter.”

The powerful thing about humanity and generosity is that they’re not limited by international borders or political animosity. The Logical Indian community salutes Hamid and Mr Kohli for displaying the meaning of kindness, and for showing us that borders need not restrict compassion.

“Humanity Is Not Restricted By Borders”

Abeeha’s diary was found full of thank you notes to the Kohli family and to the doctors of Apollo Hospital, Delhi. “I love India!” wrote the little angel, before leaving for heaven.

 

p3

 

Image Source:  Punjab Keasri and Bhaskar 


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Railways

Father-Daughter Sedated & Robbed In 2nd-Tier AC Coach, Railways Fails To Inspect Train Even After Journey Ended

Govt Sends Note To Officials To Skip The Dalai Lama Event In Delhi; Know About It

Thank You All: Afroz Shah To Start Cleaning Versova Beach Again

Rs.10 Crore Fund For Families Of Ex- Servicemen, Thank You ICICI Bank

My Story: Time Never Comes Back, I Wish I Could Thank My Husband For His Love And Efforts But I Can’t

Lionel Messi

Thank You Lionel Messi For Making The World More Beautiful

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Govt Overlooks Major Concerns While Proposing New Groundwater Rules

News

Karnataka: Cabinet Gives Nod To Amend RTE Act; To Give First Preference To Govt Schools

Exclusive

Meet Meerut’s Club 60, A Group Of Senior Citizens Working Towards A Greener Environment

Get Inspired

Going Forward: After Two Trains Ran Over His Legs, This Man Found A Passion For Dancing

Fact Check

Fact Check: From Pakistan’s Flag Waved In Rajasthan To Rahul Gandhi’s U-Turn On Loan Waiver

Awareness

Central Govt Spent Rs 5,245 Cr On Ads Since 2014 Says Union Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.