Brazilian President invokes Lord Rama and Hanumana in his request letter to India for life saving drug

In his request to India to export key drug hydroxychloroquine as part of efforts to combat the global pandemic of Coronavirus, Brazilian President has invoked Lord Rama and Hanumana.

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wrote, “Just as Lord Hanuman brought the holy medicine from the Himalayas to save the life of Lord Rama’s brother Lakshmana, and Jesus healed those who were sick and restored the sight to Bartimeu, India and Brazil will overcome this global crisis by joining forces and sharing blessings for the sake of all peoples.”

Mr Modi had spoken to him on telephone on April 4, stressing the significance of close cooperation between India and Brazil bilaterally as well as in multilateral institutional framework, to mitigate the grave crises caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Prime Minister assured all possible support to Mr Bolsanaro in this difficult hour. They agreed that their officials would remain in regular touch with respect to the COVID-19 situation and it’s emerging challenges. The Prime Minister assured all possible support to Mr Bolsanaro in this difficult hour.

Brazilian President Bolsanaro was also the chief guest at this year’s Republic Day parade in January.

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