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'Lion' inspiration Saroo Brierley went through 'hell on Earth' before reuniting with his mother

Saroo Brierley, the inspiration for the Oscar-nominated movie “Lion,” sits down with Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist to discuss his life story, saying he went through “hell on Earth” as a child before eventually reuniting with his birth mother.

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'Lion' inspiration Saroo Brierley went through 'hell on Earth' before reuniting with his mother

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'Lion' inspiration Saroo Brierley went through 'hell on Earth' before reuniting with his mother

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