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Posted at: Sep 18, 2019, 1:07 PM; last updated: Sep 18, 2019, 5:03 PM (IST)

UP man climbs bridge, says 'won't come down till ISRO recovers Vikram'

UP man climbs bridge, says 'won't come down till ISRO recovers Vikram'
A screen grab of Vikram lander against the lunar surface. — AFP

Prayagraj, September 18

A video doing the rounds on social media since Tuesday shows a man standing on a pillar of New Yamuna Bridge in Prayagraj. He climbed with the Indian flag and refused to get down unless ISRO manages to 'recover' the Vikram lander.

The man has been identified as Rajnikant. Although he claims to be a namesake of the Tamil superstar, his action-packed drama did not quite manage to achieve the impossible.

Vikram is still believed to be out there, somewhere on the lunar surface.

The man has been identified as a native of Manda in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, according to an "Indiatoday.in" report. He climbed up on Monday night.

It's been 11 days now that ISRO's prestigious moon mission went awry, when the space research organisation lost contact with Vikram lander of Chandrayaan 2 owing to a last-minute snag that developed after the operation went off smoothly all along.

On September 7, Vikram, while on its descent to soft land on the Moon's south polar region, apparently lost control and crash-landed there, snapping the communication links. — IANS

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