Known for taking up humanitarian causes, Salman Khan has offered financial help to a film worker struggling to meet the expenses of his 16-year-old daughter's open heart surgery.
Shyam Kanhaiya Chouhan, an assistant carpenter and member of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), had requested the body to help him in his time of need. "After receiving the request from Chouhan, the federation wrote to Salman's NGO Being Human last month. The letter mentioned that the applicant is a member of Bollywood who is unable to afford the medical cost of his daughter's heart treatment," says a source at FWICE, adding that the star's NGO has offered financial help of Rs 25,000.
Chouhan is a daily wage earner, who makes upto Rs 750 a day but that's only when he has work in hand. "He had approached other donors as well. But after Being Human made the payment to the hospital, he could go ahead with his daughter's treatment," adds the source.
An official from the FWICE confirms the news, saying, "Salman Khan's NGO responded a fortnight after the federation forwarded Chouhan's letter to them.
However, since he is considering another hospital for the operation, we have asked him to send us a letter with the new hospital's name so that Being Human can make the payment to them."
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