After 36 years, on Independence Day, an Indian prisoner released from Pakistan

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Jaipur: What better way to celebrate Independence Day than to celebrate it with your family in your motherland. After spending 36 years in Pakistani prison, 70-year-old Gajanand Sharma has returned to his home and country India.

A resident of Jaipur, Gajanand had been arrested and imprisoned in the prison in 1982.  Thirty six years later, after much deliberation, Pakistan released 29 Indian prisoners including Sharma, as a goodwill gesture on August 14, its Independence Day.

This gesture has facilitated a miraculous reunion for this Jaipur-based family, on the eve of India’s 72nd Independence Day. Thereby, making it an unforgettable day for Makhni Devi and her sons, who met Gajananad in Jaipur.

The family had assumed that Gajanand had died.

eNewsroom’s photo journalist, Chandra Mohan Aloria, captured some of those memorable moment when Makhni Devi met Gajanand Sharma, at the residence of Jaipur MP Ramcharan Bohra, who played an important role in helping the 70-year-old frail man getting released.

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