72-Year-Old Artist Playing Violin for His Cancer-Stricken Wife Tugs the Nation’s Heartstrings


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Dressed in a crisp white kurta and a sweater to protect himself from the onset of winter, 72-year-old Swapan Sett looks like any other septuagenarian from Kolkata. But once he starts playing his violin, he transforms.

He is not just another musician trying to eke out a living, but a man with a cause close to his heart. He is trying to raise funds for the treatment for his wife.

Met this 72 year old musician – Swapan Sett who was playing a melody of Harmony and love on his violin in Old Coffee…

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Armed with his violin, Sett has been travelling across the country, playing music on busy streets and selling his art so that he can see his wife hale and hearty again. He shot to social media fame after a former aide of ex-President APJ Abdul Kalam posted a beautiful video of him playing the violin outside a cafe in Delhi, on Facebook.
Moved by his story, people from across the country are coming forward to help him and are contributing money to his cause. The Facebook post bore no description and did not ask for any help for Sett, but curious and touched by his story, people started voluntarily asking for his bank details online.
One Facebook user managed to get in touch with Sett and revealed that his wife has been battling cancer since 2002.
“His wife has been sick since 2002 and he is an artist and there have been too many treatments done,” said Chhil Murtaza. He also shared details of Sett’s bank account for people to send him money along with good wishes.
According to a report, Sett’s wife is currently receiving treatment at Tata Memorial Hospital in Mumbai. But their family now has the support of innumerable good Samaritans.

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You can reach Swapan Sett on +919331244895 and +918583042946 for more information.

(Written by Sneha Jaiswal)

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