A routine walk to the temple and back would become a nightmare for activist Sridhar Pabbisetty and his family on May 14. 80-year-old Adilakshminarayan Shetty, who suffers from memory loss, wandered away from the group and disappeared into the crowd. Their ordeal came to an end late on Wednesday afternoon, when Mr Shetty was spotted by a family friend at Yeshwantpur Railway Station.
"He was hale and hearty, if disorented," said a relieved Sridhar. The family spent all night reaching out to police stations,hospitals and looking through CCTV footage to catch a glimpse of Mr Shetty. Word had also spread widely through social media as well as through a news report, and many residents reached out to Sridhar's family, offering to help. "We thank everyone for their help and for giving us moral support through this trying time," said Sridhar.