India’s wrestling champ and former Big Boss winner Sangram Singh is very upset with the double-suicide of an elderly couple 78-year-old Jagdish Chand and his 77-year-old wife Bhaagli. in Charkhi Dadri . The couple left a note accusing their children of gross negligence and cruelty.
Like every Indian citizen ,Sangram Singh demands strict action against the deceased couple’s children.
“What kind of a society are we living in where parents are treated so cruelly by their own children? Jagdishji and Chandji, may God rest their soul, allege that they were not given proper food by their children. Yeh kaise insaan hain jo apne maa-baap ko khana nahin dete? Inhe kaisi sanskaar miley hai(what sort of human beings are these who deprive their parents of food? What sort of values do they possess?).”
Sangram is barely able to control his tears. “In our culture, parents are treated as Gods. Is this how you treat your godlike parents? These people should be given the strictest possible punishments so that in future, no child would dare to be cruel to his parents. If not respect, then there should be fear of the law to ensure dignity and comfort for the elderly.”
Sangram says the thought of treating one’s parents so badly that they choose to end their lives is unthinkable. “Lekin yehi sachchai hai hamare samaaj ki.We have become so selfish that we don’t even care about those who gave birth to us and made us what we are.”
Sangram wishes for more Hindi films on the theme of parental dignity. “There are good films like Bachchan Saab’s Baghban , Rajesh Khannaji’s Avtaar and Sanjeev Kumarji’s Zindagi(directed by Ravi Tandon). But not enough films about the plight and opinion of the elderly.”