Shraddha Kapoor meets her fan fighting Tuberculosis, offers help

Updated: Jan 30, 2019, 16:31 IST | Rupsa Chakraborty | Mumbai

Kapoor, who visited the hospital in a burkha, not only gave Summaya a surprise, but also promised to help her financially for the treatment

Picture Courtesy/ Shraddha Kapoor's Instagram Account
Picture Courtesy/ Shraddha Kapoor's Instagram Account

For 13-year-old Summaya Shaikh, who is undergoing treatment for TB at KEM Hospital for the last four months, it was a dream come true on Tuesday when actor Shraddha Kapoor arrived at the hospital to meet her, something that she had wished for just a day ago. Kapoor, who visited the hospital in a burkha, not only gave Summaya a surprise, but also promised to help her financially for the treatment.

Sharing her excitement, Summaya said, "I became her fan ever since I started watching her films, especially Ek Villain. On Tuesday, I was taken to a room on a wheelchair, where she was waiting for me in a burkha. She gave me two chocolates and spoke to me as well. I am very happy."

Expressing her feelings through Twitter, the actor wrote, "I'm so so happy that I was able to go & meet Summaya today. She's such a precious little angel. Praying for her recovery. @ketto please let me know how I can help with her treatment & all the best with all the work you guys are doing."

As mid-day reported on Tuesday, Summaya, a resident of Santacruz, is being treated for third-stage tuberculosis. The disease has affected her liver and she needs a transplant. The surgery will cost around Rs30 lakh. But arranging the money is a challenge for her family. Her father is a taxi driver who earns around Rs 500 a day.

While her family is trying hard to collect funds for it, on Monday she had expressed what could be her last wish – to meet her favourite actor, Shraddha Kapoor. After the actress got to know about it through a tweet, she readily agreed to meet her.

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