Sudha Srivastava, a resident of Gomtinagar area of the City of Nawabs, lost her 24-year-old M.Tech student son Vijay in a road accident at Jaipur in 1994.
The light at the end of the dark tunnel, came for Sudha, when she was told by many of her well-wishers about the striking resemblance that her son had with the Prince of Kolkata, Sourav Ganguly.
''Since then I have seen my son live in the former Team India captain,'' gushed Sudha, who had even performed yagna in the past for the success of her son's famed look-alike.
Sudha even claims to have shown Dada's horoscope to a famous astrologer, to pave the way for runaway success of the elegant southpaw.
The mother's dream to meet her son's look-alike in person, was however, fulfilled, at the nets in the K D Singh Babu stadium here when, following the timely help of a few mediapersons and Bengal team manager Samir Das Gupta, Sudha, with welled-up eyes, presented a bouquet of flowers to the all rounder.
''This is a big moment of my life, which was hitherto plunged in darkness, to catch a glimpse of the living shadow of my son,'' said an emotional Sudha, hoping that Sourav would remember this mother from Lucknow forever.