16 January, 2021

A Celebrity To Call In Distress

A Celebrity To Call In Distress

When he started, he did not know where it would take him. Over four months after he started, he still does not know where it would take him. But one thing Sabysachi Mishra, ‘Sabya’ to those who know him, does know is he is in it for good. The popular Odia cine actor has given his heart and soul, and almost all his time and money, to what has become both a mission and a passion for him: coming to the aid of those hit by the enormous and seemingly unending coronavirus crisis in various ways.

It all started in March, when he started helping people with medical supplies. Later, it involved providing ration to people in distress, and arranging transport for people, including students, stranded outside the state. Of late, however, the requests for help come from wives abandoned by their husbands, those without smartphones who have heard about his pioneering work from others and so on. The actor says he receives about 500 calls/messages a day on an average seeking help, of which he is able to attend to 100-150. But he makes it a point to take screenshots of all...



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