Mangalorean Man Who Was Stranded in Afghanistan is Finally Back Home: Such a Relief

Mangalorean Man Who Was Stranded in Afghanistan is Finally Back Home: Such a Relief

Melwyn, 50 year old resident of Ullal in Mangalore who was one among the several Indians stranded in Afghanistan after the Taliban took control, has returned to his hometown on Thursday. He worked at the electrical maintenance department of the military base camp hospital of NATO in Kabul. Melwyn was among the seven civilians of those 160 airlifted and brought to the Air Force base in Jamnagar in Gujarat on Tuesday morning. He took a flight to New Delhi and from there reached Mangalore on Wednesday evening. Melwyn said that he was the only one from Mangalore in the aircraft and the remaining six civilians, who also worked in the same firm, were from other States, including Andhra Pradesh and Delhi. Melwyn’s family members contacted Mangalore MLA U.T. Khader to seek his intervention in getting safe passage for Melwyn and his brother Demsy. MLA Khader in turn, wrote to Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The latter appointed Additional Director-General of Police Umesh Kumar as nodal officer for coordinating with the Ministry of External Affairs for bringing back Karnataka residents stuck in Afghanistan.

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