The untold story of Mithun Da’s adoption of a baby girl from a garbage bin

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Deep-rooted patriarchy and crimes related to women from their birth to death have sadly been a part of the Indian society for ages and still sucks the life out of our systems even today. The abandonment of female babies and children has been a harsh reality we have dealt with. Ages ago, a baby girl was found abandoned near a roadside garbage pit in West Bengal. When Bollywood star Mithun Chakraborty became aware of her difficulty, he decided to rescue and adopt her.

Dishani, Mithun’s daughter, was noticed by a few passersby and was rescued by an NGO and some government officials. Reportedly, when seen, she was in a fragile condition and was crying continuously. Mithun, popularly known as Mithun Da, came across the news and immediately rushed to the house where she was kept after being rescued.

Yogita Bali, Mithun’s wife, supported him in his noble decision. Yogita was so excited to meet and hold the baby girl that she stayed up all night to submit all the paperwork. After being brought home, she was named Dishani and has been nurtured with all the love and care.

Dishani Chakraborty
Dishani Chakraborty

Dishani has been raised along with Mithun’s and Yogita’s three other children- Mimoh, Ushmey, and Namashi. Dishani has been the absolute favorite one in the family and has been considered their bloodline. She is presently pursuing an acting course at the New York Film Academy and aims at joining Bollywood soon.

Mithun Chakraborty has been known for silently working towards the betterment of the society and also runs various trusts and hospitals, which have helped and improved the lives of thousands. 

According to a report by DTE, India, alone has one of the highest female foeticide incidents in the world.

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