Saroo Brierley

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Saroo Brierley’s  story is a remarkable and touching tale of survival and sheer determination.

At the age of 5, he lost all contact with his family when he was separated from his brother at a train station. He was adopted by an Australian family but was unable, and unwilling, to forget the land of his childhood.

Brierley spent many hours pouring over Google Earth and eventually managed to track down his mother. Their reunion in 2012 made headlines across the world, and he recounted his full story in his number one international bestselling autobiography, A Long Way Home.

The book was adapted as the Academy Award-nominated film Lion, starring Nicole Kidman and Dev Patel.