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If you are feeling low and in dire need of some upliftment, we have a story with us that will surely fill you with joy. So, this story is about a single father who, after his wife’s death, took the responsibility of taking care of his pregnant daughter thousands of miles away. Yes, you read that right. Col Sanjay Pande (Retd) narrated the entire tale in a Twitter thread that has gone viral online, tugging at the heartstrings of several people.

The colonel informed that just over a year after his wife passed away, his daughter announced her pregnancy. However, being a single father, he was clueless about how to nurture a woman during pregnancy. “My wife passed away and a year later, my daughter informed me that I was going to be a granddad soon. Traditionally, I, a father, as a lone surviving parent, would have been the most useless guy around in pregnancy days, post-pregnancy period, baby’s growth etc. I was a fighter,” he wrote.

1. My wife passed away and a year plus later my daughter informed me that I was going to be a grand dad soon. Traditionally, I, father, as lone surviving parent, would have been most useless guy around in pregnancy days, post pregnancy period, baby’s growth etc. I was a fighter.ADVERTISEMENT

— Col Sanjay Pande (Retd) (@ColSanjayPande) May 8, 2022

However, instead of lying around, the colonel decided to become his daughter’s mother as well. He started researching for a traditional diet to be followed during pregnancy through YouTube, elders, books and basically everything he could lay his hands on. He made a batch of laddoos to last for 30 days.

But his biggest problem was the distance. While he lived in Delhi, his daughter lived in the UK. Luckily, Pande had a solution to this issue as well. He vacuum-sealed and froze the laddoos for 96 hours to increase their shelf life before parceling them to the UK.

2. I decided to be my daughters ‘mother’. Right from the day she informed me, I planned her traditional diet, learnt by researching through nights, YouTube, elders, books and everything I could lay my hands on. The FIRST batch of laddus for 30 days was ready. Problem? Delhi & UK!— Col Sanjay Pande (Retd) (@ColSanjayPande) May 8, 2022

3. Vaccum packing machine, food grade plastics, freezing laddus for 96 hrs, packing as sending them by parcel to UK!!! The first lot saved my daughters life since she was eating nothing. 15 days later the second different type of laddus were made and frozen. 21st day dispatched!

— Col Sanjay Pande (Retd) (@ColSanjayPande) May 8, 2022

Col Sanjay also informed that the first lot of the nutritious laddoos saved his daughter’s life as she wasn’t eating anything. He also sent another batch 15 days later and kept parceling healthy food to his daughter until her due date

4. The cycle started. Every type of healthy & nutritious food that a traditional Indian mother would give to her daughter, was made by me personally. Hygiene, calculation of nutrients, calories, weight of laddus, storing technique etc. all were meticulously written down.— Col Sanjay Pande (Retd) (@ColSanjayPande) May 8, 2022

5. Eighth month, Seventh, Sixth, Fifth, Fourth, Third, Second and the month of due date. I fed her nutrients from here. CoVID did not permit travel. All eight months she was fed in UK what she would have got here. Now my challenge in July was WHAT to feed her post-pregnancy?— Col Sanjay Pande (Retd) (@ColSanjayPande) May 8, 2022

6. Again research, foods & super foods helping in lactation or increasing milk etc was studied and the first lot was dispatched in August. It continued for each month. I visited UK and made in bulk. Whether it was Garden Cress, Edible Gum, Methi, Shatawari or many such things,— Col Sanjay Pande (Retd) (@ColSanjayPande) May 8, 2022

7. I became master. Mixing ingredients, balancing calories and seeing the effect with own eyes. From Jan 19 to date, the flow of this special mothers food was given by me, a father, to my daughter. It continues. It’s been a year that the grand kid feeds on my Laddu as start of— Col Sanjay Pande (Retd) (@ColSanjayPande) May 8, 2022

8. day. Today I have perfect recipes of more than 12 laddus that women require from conception to the baby crossing a year of age. I feel so proud of myself that I did not let my wife down. My daughter swears by me and refuses to touch anything given by others. Interesting?ADVERTISEMENT

— Col Sanjay Pande (Retd) (@ColSanjayPande) May 8, 2022

Netizens were incredibly moved by the colonel’s gesture and showered love on his sweet tale.

“A proactive parent/grandparent is a blessing at this sensitive time, be it a father or a mother. What a wonderful father you are. Your daughter is blessed,” a user wrote.

Another user commented, “Best thread I have read all year.”

Best thread i have read all year.— Shubham Shukla Babikulya (@ShuklaS25) May 9, 2022

That’s what a real father of his daughter. I can just imagin the joy at your heart and kind of self satisfaction (though it never ends ). Just a request. Document all process of being Mother and Making Laddu and other nutritional food and share when some one request.— Jayant (@Jayant28500535) May 9, 2022

A proactive parent/grandparent is a blessing at this sensitive time, be it a father or a mother. What a wonderful father you are. Your daughter is blessed— Soumya (@Soumya51747008) May 8, 2022

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Beautiful Thread, Colonel
Made me cry for a different reason..
https://t.co/bqS7haFxSA— Kapil Sharma (@kapildsharma) May 9, 2022

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Being a mother is feeling and it’s not dependent on our gender. Some fathers are more motherly than some mothers. It’s love pure love for our children that counts anytime of day. #HappyMothersDay to you sir— Smita mahesh (@smita_mahesh) May 8, 2022

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You’re a star, sir! As someone’s daughter, I can say your daughter is super proud of you today. You are an inspiration to those dads who think they can’t do anything for their kids in the absence of their moms. A thought can move mountains. Salute!— Loveleen Kaur (@KaurKaur18) May 9, 2022

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