"KHUSHI" is an AWARENESS CAMPAIGN, launched by Vedanta Resources plc, with a focus to sensitize people towards care for the underprivileged and deprived children – their Nutrition – Education – Health and overall development. Join Khushi on facebook at and send motivational stories at . LET US MAKE INDIA A CHILD MALNOURISHED FREE NATION..

Vedanta Khushi - Shano Came Back As My Lost Daughter

Vedanta Khushi presents you an emotional story of a father who lost a child during an accident. A true story that also shows in a unique way that life some times gives you a different way to care about underprivileged children.

Shano Came Back As My Lost Daughter

This incident is a little old and when I remember and narrate this I cant stop my tears. We were driving from Delhi to Chandigarh and in between our car met with an accident. In the accident I lost my small daughter. some how my wife and son was saved. My wife received serious injuries and doctor advised her complete rest for atleast 2 years. The loss of my daughter broke my wife and I could feel the pain of hers more than mine. The difficulty increased when doctor advised not to go in family way anymore as this could lead to serious threat to life of my wife.
I had two thoughts in order to bring my wife back to normal. First was to take a firm decision and decide not to have any more child and be happy with my son. But I realized my son was also missing his little sister and had become quiet. My wife's and my son's silence was killing me day and night.

I decided to force my second option. To adopt a girl child as soon as possible. I spoke to my wife who cried and did not accept this at any cost. She was ready to live with the memories whole life.  After a long discussion, we decided,  by adopting a girl child we would be giving a dignified life to this child.  This would be the biggest solace we would ever have.

This girl may not be able to replace my daughter's memories immediately but I was sure, the daughter I lost would come to live in this girl and would slowly overcome our memories.

`Shano' is now 8 years old and believe you me, `Shano' is as naughty, as natkhat and as troublesome. Oh I forgot to tell you. `Shano' was the name of my daughter I lost. But I have her today again.

Life gives an opportunity to somehow do good things in life. Just do them, dont wait for the people to come and advise you.

* The Gentleman has requested to not to disclose his name- we respect it.


  1. We appriciate the gentleman who adopted 'Shano'
    He note only gave support to 'Shano'& gave new life to her also present a example in front of those people of society who are killing female before birth.

  2. It is very nice and good to see the gentle man adopting a child instead of new child. But in this story how the mother take this is not mentioned.

  3. kudos ,
    god in man's form.
    Hats off sir.