Bhubaneswar: Odia actor Sabyasachi Mishra, who is looked upon as a Messiah for his philanthropic activities during COVID-19 lockdowns and shutdowns, has been named as English magazine Outlook’s Person of the Year 2020 for his relief work for students and migrants during the pandemic.
Heaping praises on the actor, Outlook said, “an SOS from a group of Odia students dramatically changed Sabyasachi Mishra’s journey. The Odia film star was at the fountainhead of some much-needed relief work that common people, especially migrant workers, needed in the wake of the COVID pandemic.
“Mishra had one goal — to put a smile in the face of the sufferer. And he was successful with a group of friends who helped him fund his project. With no aspiration to ride his popularity into politics, Mishra has showed honesty and a golden heart. For being a wonderful soul, Sabyasachi Mishra is Outlook’s Person of the Year, 2020,” the magazine said in its citation.
— SABYASACHI MISHRA 🇮🇳 (@sabyaactor) December 28, 2020
” Previously, I used to be on social media to promote my films. During lockdown, I started receiving different messages from people from different parts of the country seeking help. Initially, I ignored those messages. But once I started talking to them, my confidence to address their grievances started building up. In just two months, I managed to establish a network of volunteers through my fans and well-wishers. And, every impossible task became possible with their presence and strong support,” the actor expressed.