The heart warming story of the 2015 Biopic Bajrangi Bhaijan and emotional performance by heartthrob Salman Khan as Bajrangi and Child actor Harshaali Malhotra as Shahida and Munni. The story revolves around six year old Shahida and her reunion with her parents in Pakistan.
In a similar turn of events such an incident occurred in Kolkata recently where a Police officer turning Bajrangi Bhaijan to Zaheda a Bangladeshi National helping her return to her homeland.
37 years old Zaheda came to Kolkata for treatment at Calcutta National Medical College along with another woman from Khulna in Bangladesh. After the treatment, the other woman returned. However, Zaheda had to stay back as she was advised to be kept under observation for her heart and ear ailments.
She stayed at the night shelter of the hospital, and after a week, one morning, she found all her belongings stolen, including her Passport. The world came falling on her, as she knew nothing and no one in the city.
Though people came to her rescue and took her to Bangladesh High Commission, where she was asked to promptly register a general diary with the local police station. Accordingly, she arrived at Bow Bazar Police Station, where she met her Bhaijan in Sub Inspector Dodan Tamlong, who listened to her and promised all help.
Speaking to News Minute, SI Dodan Tamlong said “I came back to the police station from a routine patrolling and found Zaheda crying and on enquiry and brief conversation with Zaheda, found that she is of Bangladeshi origin and had lost all of her belongings. I immediately contacted the Bangladesh High Commission and they advised me to contact the ICP Haridaspur from where they would get the details of Zaheda’s arrival in India. Traced her place of residence”.
SI Tamlong, Constable Jamirul Islam and Home guard Pampa Bhattacharya formed a team to ensure the reunion of Zaheda with her family. Along with all investigations they did all paper works on Zaheda’s behalf and accordingly on 31st July, the Bangladesh High Commission, Kolkata, granted a Tatkal permit to Zaheda. The Indian Government also granted her an exit permit on the 1st of August. With financial help from SI Tamlong and others, Zaheda was finally sent back to Bangladesh after contacting her son.
Sub Inspector Dodan Tamlong, by this selfless act of going above and beyond his call of duty displayed the humane side of being a Police officer, who are more often than not projected as corrupt. The story also proved another significant point, there may be several differences between any two neighboring nations or their communities, but there is a ‘single’ unifying factor, innate to each of us and that is Humanity.