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Father of Infosys employee relieved as crisis ends

"Throughout the day we were glued to the television, keenly following every development. Now that the crisis has ended we are relieved," father of Pushpendra Ghosh, one of two Indians held hostage in the Sydney cafe told The Hindu hours after the crisis ended late on Monday evening.

Though he has not able to speak to his 35 -year- old son, the father Pushpal kumar Ghosh said that he has received confirmation from his son's friends that he is safe.

The family at their Chanditala home in Bally in the West Bengal's Howrah district was glued to the television since 8. 30 am on Monday morning.

They were informed by his colleagues in Sydney on Monday morning that he is holed up in the cafe along with other hostages.

When the 17 -hour hostage crisis ended in the evening Pushpendra's mother Sritikona Ghosh saw her son coming out of the cafe with other hostages.

"We never thought that sometime of this nature will happen in Australia. He has been there since past five years from 2009," Mr Ghosh said.

Puspendra Ghosh was posted in Melbourne in till February 2014 and after that he has been working in Sydney. A civil engineer from Pune he has been working with Infosys.

Oblivious of how the next day would turn out to be the he had a conservation with his parents on Sunday.

Now that the hostage crisis has ended the family is eagerly awaiting a call from Pushpendra on Tuesday.

After the day long ordeal where her son was holed up at Lindt cafe on Martin Street mother of the Indian techie Pushpendra now wants him to return and work in India.


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