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Jamshedpur, May 15: Die-hard fan of Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit, Pappu Sardar contributed Rs 21,000 to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund towards aid for Fani Cyclone victims. Celebrating his idol’s birthday in a special way, Pappu handed a cheque to the Deputy Commissioner Amit Kumar on Wednesday. Concerned over the plight of cyclone victims, Pappu has devotedly taken on the onus of contributing towards the relief efforts.
Like every year, Pappu also spent his day among the inmates of the Cheshire Home. A cake cutting ceremony was organized on the occasion. He distributed gifts and taste bud tickling delicacies among the inmates. Pappu also donated two ceiling fans to Cheshire Home in view of summer season.
In the afternoon, Pappu distributed in excess of 2,000 free ice creams among the people who had voted in Lok Sabha elections on May 12. Though following orders from returning officer Amit Kumar to keep shops closed from 7 am to 4 pm on May 12 (Sunday), Pappu Sardar had to cancel his programme on that day to distribute free ice creams among voters. But on the occasion of Madhuri’s birthday today he fulfilled his promise that he had made and gave away free ice creams.
With the ongoing observance of the holy month of Ramadan, Pappu waited for the Iftar to get over before starting the customary free distribution of his famous chaat between 7pm and 10 pm to about 5,000 visitors on the occasion of his idol’s 52nd birth day.
In view of the general election, Pappu spread the message of importance of voting and educated people to actively participate in elections to exercise their franchise. He had urged the voters to cast their votes to choose the candidate of their choice who could deliver their expectations and those of the state and the nation.
The famous fan has been celebrating Madhuri Dixit’s birthday since 1996. His dedication to the star has no limits. Earlier his neighbours used to consider him crazy, but now they eagerly await this annual event and participate whole heartedly in the revelries. Like thousands of others, Pappu Sardar idolizes the Bollywood glamour queen Madhuri Dixit. But he is a unique member of her fan club in that he has taken it upon himself to reach out to those in need while dedicating the service to her.