On Tuesday, November 28, 41 workers who were trapped for 17 days in the Silkyara-Barkot tunnel in the Himalayas were evacuated by the rescuers. They completed the mission after by pulling the workers with a specialist of rat miners. The rescue operation was not easy as it was full of hurdles. Actor Akshay Kumar lauded the rescue team and shared his happiness on social media.
Taking to the X platform (formerly Twitter), Kumar wrote, "Am completely overwhelmed with happiness and relief to know of the rescue of 41 trapped men. A big salute to every member of the rescue team. Kamaal kar diya. This is a new India and we all feel so proud. Jai Hind."
For the unversed, Akshay Kumar's 'Mission Raniganj' was based on the life of the true hero, Jaswant Singh Gill who rescued 65 mine workers during the Raniganj Coalfields collapse in West Bengal in 1989. Akshay played Gill in the film.
Jackie Shroff also expressed his excitement on the successful rescue mission. He wrote, "All 41 workers rescued from the Silkyara Tunnel in Uttarkashi. Kudos to the 22 agencies which worked day and night for the rescue mission including NDRF, BRO, Indian Army, Indian Air Force, NHIDCL, SJVNL, THFCL, RVNL, ONGC, Coal India and others #UttarkashiRescue."
Riteish Deshmukh wrote, "Bravo !!! Salute to our rescue team who have worked day & night tirelessly towards getting the workers out who were stuck for the last 17 days. Prayers of the families and the nation are being answered. Ganpati Bappa Morya #UttarakhandTunnelRescue #UttarkashiRescue."
Coming back to Akshay Kumar, he will be seen in 'Sky Force, 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' and 'Welcome To The Jungle'.