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Sonu Sood adopts 4 daughters of man who died in Uttarakhand flash floods

Sonu Sood came forward after an owner of regional Hindi news channel, Umesh Kumar, appealed to him to help the family.

Actor Sonu Sood has adopted four daughters of a man in Uttarakhand who lost his life in the February 7 flash floods. 

The father of the daughters adopted by Sonu Sood — 45-year-old Alam Singh Pundir — worked as an electrician in the Tapovan Hydropower project. He is survived by his wife and four daughters at Loyaal village of Tehri district, The New Indian Express reported.

Hukum Singh Bhandari, a resident of the village and former village pradhan said, “We have received the assurance from Shri Sonu Sood’s team that he will be bearing the expenses related to education and livelihood of the family now. Our blessings and well wishes to the man.”

The deceased has four daughters — Anchal (14), Antara (11), Kajal (8), and Ananya (2). 

Thanking Sonu Sood, Sarojini Devi, wife of Pundir said, “The flash floods took the father of my children and left us nowhere. Sonuji came forward as the Godfather to nurture my children. I am grateful for his gesture of saving me from further descending into the dark abyss.”

Sonu Sood came forward after an owner of regional Hindi news channel, Umesh Kumar, appealed to him to help the family.

Search operations are now underway to locate 144 missing persons at various locations including Tapovan and Raini.

State DGP Ashok Kumar said, “A total of 62 bodies and 28 body parts have been recovered till now. Rescue and search operations are underway at many places including five places where the probability of finding the missing ones is high.”

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