A few days ago, my good friend Mr. Murali sent me this newspaper cutting that appeared in The Star 30 years ago, which carried a story by him about litter Shalini who needed financial assistance for an urgent heart disorder treatment. Murali bought Shalini and her mother to my office for help. I was then a State Assemblyman, I appealed for help from the public through The Star and very soon we had successfully raised enough funds for her treatment.
I met her mother by chance recently, and I was so happy to hear that Shalini is now leading a normal life. She is now over 40 years old.
Happy Deepavali to Shalini, her family, and all my dear friends from FB.