Elderly sells masks, Dev extends hand to help
Actor and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Dev has offered to help a differently-abled elderly man, who is living his life by selling masks.
Amal Bhowmick, 80, had been wandering the street in the Belgharia area at the northern end of the city since June after his son's flower business stalled due to the lockdown.
After seeing a Twitter post on this man's battle, Dev decided to reach out to him.
The Bengal star's production team then got in touch with Mr Bhowmik's family and promised financial assistance.
"Dev-da's personal assistant called me on my cell phone and promised assistance. One of his team members will be meeting us shortly to finalize how it can be done," Mr Bhowmik's son said on Thursday.
Somnath Sarkar, a CPI(M) activist, had posted a photograph of Amal Bhowmik on Twitter on July 14.
"This is Amal Bhowmik, a resident of Prafullanagar colony in Belgharia. He is fighting the odds in extremely adverse situations. I came across him while returning from night duty and got to know that despite promises, local leaders of the ruling party and the councillor did nothing to help him," Mr Sarkar had posted on the microblogging site.
"He does not get old-age pension. Please see to it if he can be helped," he said in the tweet.