Submitted by Newseditor on Sun, 2016-01-03 20:01 Bengaluru/Mumbai: A missing father, a distraught son, clueless police and an empathetic social media crowd….This sums up the hot trail of a 63-year-old IITian and an entrepreneur who vanished with a small sign in the early hours of December 16 from Mumbai. The only clue available is a small CCTV clipping showing him at the Bhandup police station. Another speculation is the possibility of him being in Karnataka. The missing father is Mahavir S Jain, an IIT Mumbai graduate. His younger son Akshay Jain is desperately on the lookout for him. On the fateful day, Mahavir left his apartment in the early hours but did not return. He had not informed his family about going anywhere for a long duration. When he did not return even by late night a missing complaint was filed with the Bhandup Police station. But even after 15 days of search, family and police could not trace Mahavir Jain. On Saturday afternoon, a day after the New Year celebrations, Mahavir Jain's son Akshay Jain who thought of trying harder to reach his father started a social media campaign which, thanks to the empathetic netizens has gone viral. The likes are over 5000 and shares 46000 and all within 24 hours! * My MISSING dad *Dear dad, I don't know where you wanted to go on the morning of 16th Dec. I was half asleep but I do... Posted by Akshay Jain on Saturday, January 2, 2016 “Already I have circulated 10,000 printed posters across the Mumbai railway stations, bus stations and parks. But so far there is no response from any side. I have a strong feeling that my father is in Karnataka as he wanted to visit Jain pilgrimages across India,” said Akshay Jain. Speaking to BFirst.in, a family member said that Mahaveer Jain had taken his wife Manju and children Akshay and Romit to the Jain temples in Nallur of Karkala, Moodbidri, Dharmasthala, Shravanabelagola and Belur in Karnataka during February 2015. Since then Mahavir Jain was keen on visiting these places again and he was often spoke of this with his family. On December 16, 2015 around 9 am, after having breakfast with his family, Mahavir had left his residence at Bhandup. He was last cited at the Bhandup Railway Station. “Even after 15 days police was not able to trace my father and I have no clue where he has gone. With no help in sight, I had to approach social media friends by creating various posts. Posters all across Mumbai also have not been of any help. I am planning to visit Karnataka and find my dad,” said Akshay.