Expat who ‘disappeared’ in Bahrain for 15 years flies home | THE DAILY TRIBUNE | KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN

Expat who ‘disappeared’ in Bahrain for 15 years flies home

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Staff Reporter

A ‘missing dad’ who was later found in Muharraq by a group of social workers in co-operation with the Indian Embassy following a thorough search two months ago yesterday flew home. The ‘missing dad’ – Chandran Kochukunjan – earlier expressed his willingness to reunite with his family members back in his home country, as told to social workers. It is still unclear as to why he maintained a distance from his family members for such a long period.

The search by social workers began after The Daily Tribune reported a plea from a 22-yearold Indian woman, seeking support to find out her father, who came to Bahrain fifteen years ago and never returned home.

Anju Chandran, who hails from Thiruvananthapuram, the capital district of the South Indian state of Kerala, said her dad left the family when she was six years old. She even posted her plea on social media platforms, seeking help from the community members to find out her father.

“Long fifteen years have passed without having any information on my dad. The family has been in great struggle after ‘he went missing in the Kingdom of Bahrain’.” Earlier, speaking to The Daily Tribune from Thiruvananthapuram, Anju’s mother Rani, said there were no disputes between husband and wife or with any other family members.

“We have no idea as to why he left the family. The children have grown up and they need his support,” she said. Anju is a final year nursing graduation student. She also has a brother. Sudhir Thirunilath of World NRI Council thanked Devji Group for providing air tickets to Mr Chandran. The out pass was issued by the Indian Embassy and the requirements were facilitated by the World NRI Council.