In those huge lines of migrants walking determinedly along the Mumbai-Nashik highway in Maharashtra, the image of this extraordinary mother sparked the imagination of the artist.
Note: The woman and her two children were spotted among the migrant labourers walking on the Mumbai-Nashik Highway. But with the crowd building up, and also moving fast, the television reporter who caught this scene was unable to speak to them. The artist, Labani Jangi, saw this image in a report by Sohit Mishra on Des Ki Baat, Ravish Kumar Ke Saath (NDTV India), on May 6, 2020. The text from Labani was told to and translated by Smita Khator.