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.