Stuck with an Omani roof for 30 yrs, Indian dies without setting eyes on motherland
Madhusudhan, who first came to Muscat in 1977 from Kerala, had been living on the roof of a building in Muscat after his bag containing his passport and other documents were stolen.
Earlier, he had tried in vain to prove his nationality to Indian embassy officials in Muscat and government officials in Kerala, media reports said.
Finally a nativity certificate was issued to him but, unfortunately, it came just hours before his death, the reports said.
According to a Times of Oman report, even though he had a few documents to prove his Indian nationality, it was insufficient to obtain an out-pass.
Madhusudan had been working in a construction company for a few years and last visited his home in 1983.
"After 30 years of struggle, Madhu passed away, putting an end to his long wait," Muneer, a social worker in Muscat, told the newspaper.
"We came to know of Madhu from our friends last week. We found him lying in front of a building in Darsait, shivering from the cold. He didn't have enough clothes to keep himself warm. He was not even able to talk. Somehow, he managed to reveal his identity. So we quickly rushed him to hospital," Muneer said.
After becoming an undocumented migrant, he had approached embassy officials several times to get an out-pass.
"He had a National Cadet Corps [NCC] certificate
Fe CommentMoonie | 30-Jan-2013Reply | Forward Sad very sad. yes the ambassador and entire embassy staff should be pasted with murder charges!
If only he had been a . . . .Manohar | 29-Jan-2013Reply | Forward Unfortunately Madhusudhan has been wrongly born as an Hindu, who are treated with contempt by the government in India. If he had been an muslim, then the Indian embassy would have arranged a charter plane for him to be repatriated to India in the 80s itself. I am sick of this one sided secularism.
Bullshit minded replyNavneet | 30-Jan-2013Reply | Forward don't understand y u guys always drag religion in between and create useless issues. Its not only "Hindus" but there so many pepole from diff religions even muslims facing the same issues. if u ask me, i won't blame the govt policies.