"My mom was screaming when I saw her"
On Lock Upp, Kangana Ranaut and the contestants were left in tears after Munawar Faruqui opened up about his mother’s tragic death.
The revelation came to light when Kangana asked the contestants in the chargesheet to reveal their secrets.
Ali Merchant revealed that he got “into an arranged marriage” in 2016 but he ended up divorcing in December 2021.
Munawar later told Kangana that he would like to share his secret and she accepted.
He recalled: “It was the January of 2007 when my grandmother woke me up around 7 am, saying something had happened to my mother and she was in the hospital.
“My mom was screaming when I saw her in the hospital as she was being brought out of the emergency ward.
“She had her hand on her stomach and I held her hands.”
Munawar went on to say that his entire family was there but no one told him what had happened.
“After she was shifted to the civil hospital, my grandmom took me aside and told me that my mother drank acid.
“I asked her why were we not telling the doctors and she said ‘we will be in trouble’.
“I told my mom’s sister’s daughter, who was a nurse there and she was shocked. It was only then that her treatment began.
“I still remember it was a Friday afternoon.
“There was a moment when the doctors asked me to leave her hand and when they forced me to, I realised my mom had died.
“I still cannot let that go.
“I always think things may have been different had I slept with my mom that night, had I reached the hospital earlier.
“The doctors also told us that my mom had not had anything to eat for eight days.
“For 22 years of her married life, my mom was not happy.”
“All my life, I saw her being beaten up or saw fights between my parents.”
Munawar Faruqui also opened up about the financial struggles his family faced.
“My mom made chaklis etc to run our household but things were very different with my father and grandmother. My mom did not get respect in that house.
“My entire family blamed her for my sister’s marriage. My mom had a debt of Rs. 3,500 (£35). I still regret why I didn’t reach there earlier and why I did not have Rs. 3,500 at the time.
“It was not one reason why my mom took that decision, there were many.
“She was strong. I still regret not asking her when I saw her quiet for a few days.
“This is why I do not want to shout or fight. And, the relationship I had, I never abused or raised my hand.
“Perhaps, that is the reason I was in a mentally abusive relationship but I won’t blame anyone.”
Munawar Faruqui’s secret about his mother left everyone emotional.