Published: 28th August 2018
Chennai man reunited with parents after 11 years of memory loss
As a child labourer, Sadasivam was employed at a soap factory when lorry driver Govindasamy saw him and adopted him
A 25-year-old man has been reunited with his parents after 10 years of separation. It is learnt that 25-year-old car driver Sadasivam, when he was 14, met with an accident while walking down the street and lost memory, finally ending up in an orphanage.
It has taken him a decade to trace his parents with the help of the Pallikaranai though he and his parents have been living in Chennai separately.
"As a 14-year-old, I got lost. I do not remember how. I suffered a memory loss in the accident and found my way into an orphanage from where I was adopted. Recently, when speaking with a friend, I told him that I vaguely remembered the orphanage address and that I wanted to reunite with my family. When we went to the orphanage in Vyasarpadi, we got an old bank account detail and through it, we came to know that my parents were living in Pallikaranai. We approached the Pallikaranai police who helped us trace my family," said Sadasivam.
"Ramachandran (56), a resident of Pallikaranai, was bringing up his brother Viswanathan's son from Thiruvannamalai as he had been childless. When Sadasivam was studying class 9 at a school in Medavakkam, he went missing on August 13, 2008. Sadasivam suffered a memory loss in an accident. A few persons, who noticed the teenager roaming alone, admitted him in a private home at Vyasarpadi. He was transferred to another home in Villupuram. As a child labourer, Sadasivam was employed at a soap factory when lorry driver Govindasamy saw him and adopted him. He was brought to Tondiarpet where he grew up as a pampered child. He was trained in car driving and became a cab driver," narrated the Inspector Albin Raj from Pallikaranai police station.
Sadasivam befriended Lokesh of Kaladipet. As they were exchanging their childhood memories, Sadasivam said that he was an adopted child. Though he was happy, he always wished to know who his parents were. Sadasivam vaguely remembered staying at a home in Vyasarpadi.
The two friends visited the home where they got a few documents related to the bank accounts. While checking the papers, they found a school identity card in which his father's name was mentioned Ramachandran from Chitlapakkam.
Since it would not be appropriate to directly visit the parents, Sadasivam and his friend approached the Pallikaranai police station seeking their help.
Inspector Albin Raj, who checked the missing complaints, traced the address of his parents and reunited him with them.