43-year-old, Prakash Singh Karki from Uttarakhand, who left home without informing his family, reunited with them after 24 long years during the lockdown.
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(reports Ankur Sharma)
Prakash, who hails from Ramadi village in Uttarakhand, left home in 1995 after finishing high school to pursue his career. He first worked in Delhi, then Himachal Pradesh and then finally in Gujarat.
While talking about why he left home without informing his family, Karki said:
After passing high-school in 1995, I decided to leave home for work. However, I did that without informing my parents and siblings which must have hurt them for which I think there is no forgiveness for me.
At first, no one recognised Prakash when he arrived in the village. Even the head of the village was unable to recognise him but, after questioning him, the village residents were convinced that Prakash had finally made a comeback.
Unfortunately, Karki couldn't meet his father as he passed away a few years ago but, now he has decided to stay home.
He has also applied for work under MGNREGA in the village so that he can stay close to his mother and his two brothers.