Film writer Amborish Roychoudhary on Saturday lost his backpack and Macbook Air laptop in a CST-bound train at Wadala, Mumbai. In addition to the laptop, the backpack also contained an e-book reader and a book.
The moment he realised this, Amborish rushed to CST and informed the railway police. He also made a post on social media appealing for help.
The police told him they couldn’t find the missing items after searching the train.
Just when he had lost all hope, a man named Viresh Narsingh Kele came forward and gave him his lost belongings.
It was widely reported earlier that Viresh was a housekeeper with Indian Railways and found the laptop. etc., while cleaning the train.
Photo source: Amborish’s Facebook account
However, it turned out that is an employee of a catering service that provides food for special trains.
“He was to board one of these specials from CST that night, but he was too late to catch it, when his superior informed him he could catch the train from Panvel as well. He took a local to Panvel, and fell into a deep sleep without realising he had reached his destination. When he woke up, the train was empty, and that’s when he chanced upon my bag in the abandoned compartment. He examined it, found my details and resolved to give it back to me immediately, realising the worth of the goods. Instead of continuing on his scheduled journey from Panvel, Viresh came to me to hand over my belongings,” Amborish wrote in a Facebook post.
Amborish offered him a reward for his generosity, but Viresh declined.
“I have come to know that Viresh Kele is not a Railway employee but works in a catering service. Which does not take away the nobility or generosity of his act,” he added.
Amborish has now written an open letter to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, asking him to reward Viresh.