Mithun Chakraborty's untold story of adopting a girl child from a garbage bin

31st Aug 2017
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Owing to deep-rooted patriarchy in the Indian society, abandonment of the girl child by parents is a harsh reality we deal with. Years ago, an infant girl was found abandoned near a roadside garbage dump in West Bengal. When popular actor Mithun Mithun Chakraborty got to know of her plight, he decided to rescue and adopt her.

Image Source: Daily Bhaskar (L); India Times (R)

Dishani Chakraborty was noticed by a few passersby and was rescued by an NGO and a few government officials. Abandoned near a dustbin, it was reported that the baby was in an extremely weak condition and crying incessantly. Mithun came across the story and immediately rushed to the home where she had been kept after being rescued.

Mithun decided to adopt her, and his wife Yogita Bali completely stood by him in this noble decision. It was reported that Yogita was so excited to hold the baby girl in her arms that she stayed up the entire night to complete and submit all the paperwork. She was then brought home and named Dishani. Since then, Dishani has been nurtured with all the love and care.

Mithun and Yogita have together raised Dishani along with their three other children — Mimoh, Ushmey, and Namashi. According to NTD News, she is known to be an absolute favourite in the family and has never been discriminated against. She has also recently expressed her interest in joining Bollywood and is currently pursuing an acting course at the New York Film Academy.

Mithun is known for silently working towards the welfare and the betterment of the society. He also runs many hospitals and trusts which have helped and improved the lives of numerous people.

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