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Harbhajan Singh rescued by Indian Air Force from Joshimath

Harbhajan Singh rescued by Indian Air Force from Joshimath

Harbhajan Singh (third from left) shared photos with the rescue team on his Twitter account.

New Delhi: Jun 19, 2013

India cricketer Harbhajan Singh, who was stranded in Joshimath due to incessant rains while on a pilgrimage, was on Wednesday rescued and taken to safety by the Indian Air Force.

“Rescued by 205 army aviation squadron based at mamoon pathankot.thank u.sweet memories with the air crew.god bless,” a relieved Harbhajan wrote on his Twitter page. (sic)


Flash floods, cloudbursts and landslides have claimed over a hundred lives in Uttarakhand and left thousands of pilgrims stranded.

The off-spinner took shelter at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp at Joshimath since the last four days after he too could not reach Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara due to bad weather.

The off-spinner on Tuesday accompanied ITBP officials to the forces’ barracks and campuses where stranded pilgrims are being provided food and medicines.

Harbhajan took the role of a counsellor alongside ITBP personnel as he met a number of pilgrims hit by incessant rains and floods.

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