Cape Town – A South African tourist who went missing in Mumbai, India about two weeks ago has been found safe.
Dhramalingum Pillay of Tongaat, 69, from KwaZulu-Natal was returning back home from a holiday when he allegedly went missing on January 29.
According to Reaction Unit South Africa (Rusa), they received a call from the Indian Embassy in Durban at 11.56 on Sunday informing them that Pillay had been located.
Pillay’s family also confirmed the news although further details were not available at this stage, Rusa said in a statement.
Pillay was holidaying in India with his daughter since January 20, then on January 29, he was reported missing while they were waiting for a delayed flight back to South Africa.
Earlier reports said that Pillay wandered out of the Mumbai airport when his daughter fell asleep while waiting to board their flight.
The family began their frantic search for the 69-year-old man earlier this month, sharing missing person posters on social media and offered a reward of 50 000 rupees (R10 700) for the safe return of Pillay.
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Compiled by Olwethu Mpeshe