Sunil James was arrested in July for allegedly helping pirates loot hs ship. Adding to his grief, his 11-month year old son Vivaan died of septicaemia in a Mumbai hospital when he was serving the jail term in Togo.
Family thanks authorities
"It has been a very tough fight,but i am happy that finally it has come to an end", said Aditi James, Sunil James' wife. The family thanked Indian authorities who accelerated the procedures of Sunil's release from prison.
His family had approached the foreign ministry, asking that he be brought home to attend the child's last rites. An Indian consular official met James in prison earlier this month, and in a meeting with his family, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh promised that the government was doing 'everything possible' to secure his release.
(With agency inputs)