BH CORRESPONDENT, Kolkata: Dev has again come as a messiah, this time in the life of social media user Neha Rungta. She had opened a policy some 10 years ago, the money for which she claimed on Twitter she hasn’t received. Meanwhile, the zonal head office is threatening her to open another policy if she wants her previous money back. In frustration, Neha wrote her experience on Twitter and it caught the attention of Bengali superstar and Trinamool Congress Ghatal MP Dev.
Now, Dev immediately asked his Buno Haansh director Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury to look into the matter. The superstar also tagged the said life insurance in the tweet. The director tweeted, “Please let me know the agents name …will take it up with the higher authorities ..”
— Dev (@idevadhikari) August 18, 2020
Please let me know the agents name …will take it up with the higher authorities .. https://t.co/hDgx4ktvRR
— Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury (@aniruddhatony) August 18, 2020
Ever since the lockdown, Dev has been involved with bringing back of migrant workers from Jammu, then students from Russia and several Indian national from Dubai. In fact, he is striving to bring back Indians who are stuck in Bangladesh too.
In all the interviews, Dev hasn’t spoken about his films or his productions, which got stuck due to the pandemic, but how he wants to help people during these trying times. According to him, this is not the time to talk about films but to help people who are dying of COVID-19, hunger, losing jobs and have other multiple problems. “I cannot help all of them, but all I can do is at least hear them out,” Dev had told us.
Recently, the MP also arranged for plasma for a COVID-19 patient. He directly posted the details of the patient on his Twitter account and sought help. Then, he contacted with the state health department and sorted out the issue.
— Dev (@idevadhikari) August 14, 2020
In fact, when a social media user, Lopamudra Das asked if there’s any contact details of volunteer in Tollygung area who can help out a COVID-19 affected family, Dev noticed the tweet and said he has spoken to Murlidhar Sharma, joint CP (crime) about it. Lopamudra had tagged Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, Jadavpur TMC MP Mimi Chakraborty, Basirhat TMC MP Nusrat Jahan and Dev in the tweet. But it was Dev who immediately replied to Lopamudra. In fact, Murlidhar Sharma also replied asking for details.
— Dev (@idevadhikari) August 12, 2020
In the past, we have seen Dev reaching out to an octogenarian Belgharia resident, Amal Bhowmik, who sells masks with the help of his crutches to earn a living. And then, how he helped a resident of Jadavpur’s Shyampally, Malay Das, who tested positive for COVID-19 to get admitted to a hospital. Well, Dev is one of the most successful big screen heroes of Bengal, but in COVID-19 times, he is emerging as the real hero. And for the social media users, he is becoming the problem solver.