There are several stories of women who had to give birth in transit after they were unable to reach the hospital in time.
But what makes the story about a Mumbai woman who gave birth to her baby boy in a Ganpati temple so special is her religion. Noor Jahan, a Muslim woman, was helped through her emergency delivery by women seated outside a Hindu temple in Wadala, according to a report by Mid-Day.
Noor Jahan went in to labour several days early and was on her way to the hospital with her husband Ilyaz Shaikj in a taxi. They were stuck in traffic when the driver made them get off because he didn't want the baby to be born inside his vehicle, continues the report.
According to Shaikh all they could see was the Ganpati Mandir and maybe it was divine intervention that some women seated outside the temple saw their plight and rushed to help the to-be mother.
The women devotees put up sarees and bed-sheets to make a makeshift delivery room and delivered a baby boy. The couple went to the hospital after the delivery and the doctors said there were no signs of complications, says another report by DNA.
"We are going to name the baby Ganesh,” Noor Jahan was quoted as saying by Mid-Day, and it would be fitting name indeed, considering the story of his birth.
In a country marred by communal clashes, it is stories like these that show the brighter, united side of India.
Updated Date: Oct 06, 2015 15:40:24 IST