Russia-Ukraine war: Tears of joy, wide smiles as Arman returns home after days of uncertainty, he shares about life there
It is 11 pm and in a house in Okhla on Wednesday, Advocate Minaj Beg is busy on his mobile phone as friends and relatives are calling him to know about his son Mohd Arman Beg, 26, who is doing MD in medicine from a university in Ukraine which is under attack from Russia with reports of causalities pouring in.
The family heaves a sigh of relief after they came to know that his son has taken the flight from Romania and will reach Delhi by Thursday early morning. Sweets have been ordered and family is getting ready to celebrate the moment in a big way. But before that to happen, Minaj is to rush to Indira Gandhi International Airport and as he calls his relatives to get ready. He said for him Arman is born again.
And as he is talking with the OT, his mobile phone buzzes and on the other end is Congress leader Engineer Gentle Hedatullah. Minaj is smiling and said Gentle, who is known to him for years, is ready to join them with the family to the airport to receive Arman. Zoha also joins in.
“We are very happy that Arman is returning after such a long time and he is safe. All these days were hard for the family and we were all praying day and night for his wellbeing,” said Arman’s grandmother Shahjahan,
The family, with Gentle and other relatives, reaches airport to know that the particular flight carrying stranded Indian students will come later in early morning. The wait for them is long and the flight landed at the airport at 4.35 am to relief for others. Arman gets a warm welcome with his mother, sister and brothers and fathers hugging him.
Gentle too offered him a shawl.
Arman told the OT that it has been a tiring journey.
“Spent 10 hours in the flight. Students are facing hardship on the border. We stood at border for 26 hours…there was no sitting facility…was in shelter in 2 days,” he said.
While talking about hard times, he said a few days ago when there was a bomb was dropped some four kilometres away, our building shook sending us in a tizzy.