In a humanitarian gesture that touched the hearts or millions, the Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra took along a woman who was in urgent need of medical attention, in his helicopter from Tawang to a hospital.
This was confirmed by the local Raj Bhawan sources.
It emerged that as the chopper developed a snag after refuelling at Tezpur, the Governor requisitioned an Air Force helicopter.
He let the woman and her husband leave first for the capital city and took another aircraft later.
It is said that Governor Mishra also arranged for an ambulance with a lady gynaecologist at the Raj Bhawan helipad at Itanagar to take the pregnant patient to hospital without losing time.
The woman later underwent a successful emergency caesarean delivery.
The chain of events started at an official programme in Tawang on Wednesday after the Governor overheard a conversation between Chief Minister Pema Khandu and the local MLA.
The MLA was informing Khandu that a patient was in a critical condition but there was no helicopter service between Guwahati and Tawang for the next three days, as per local media reports.
It was then that Governor offered to take the patient and her husband with him to Itanagar in his helicopter and the two officers, who had travelled with him, would stay back at Tawang to accommodate the couple.>