Odia Actor Sabyasachi Mishra Helping Migrants Get Home, Says “It Was Beyond My Imagination”
Just like Mumbai has Sonu Sood, Odisha has its own gem of an actor in Sabyasachi Mishra, who is helping migrants reach home in different parts of the state from all across the country. The 35-year-old actor, who rose to fame with Odia film Pagal Premi in 2007, has converted his home into a control room to coordinate the return of Odia migrant workers from states like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.
According to a report published in Hindustan Times, the actor has arranged buses, trains, flights and cars for close to 3000 migrants since May 11.
Sabyasachi’s noble deeds started after he received a message on social media from a student of Central Sanskrit University in Rajasthan — Rosalin Mishra, who sought help for 80 stranded Odia students in Jaipur.
“It was beyond my imagination to handle the arrangements for buses, getting travel permits and passes for inter-state borders. Initially, bus owners were reluctant to travel to Odisha and they wanted more money. But that was sorted out eventually,” Mishra said as quoted by Hindustan Times.
The actor hired two buses from Jaipur to Bhubaneswar on May 21 and paid for the flight tickets of those who couldn’t afford it on their own.
Since then, Sabyasachi has been glued with his laptop and mobile phones as people flooded his inbox asking for help.
Rosalin is now helping the actor to manage his social media accounts, along with two other students who came safely from Jaipur. “Last week, I coordinated the return of 44 girl migrant workers from Odisha who had lost their jobs in Kerala and were desperate to come back,” she said.
Renowned sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik praised Sabyasachi for helping Odia migrants reach back home with a sand illustration at the Puri beach.
“THANK YOU Ollywood hero Sabyasachi Mishra @sabyaactor for your Helping hand towards Odia migrants returning their home in this pandemic period Covid-19. My SandArt at puri beaching Odisha,” he captioned the illustration on Twitter.
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