“I want to meet Aamir Khan and thank him for the movie Tare Zameen Par which gave me courage–but there’s not much progress on that one yet!,” Nihal Bitla, a boy who has the rare genetic condition progeria had told The Humans Of Bombay.
But when Nihal had spoken about the item on his bucket list, he probably didn’t anticipate it would be fulfilled within a week.
Nihal finally met Khan on Monday, and shared his best moments with the actor on Facebook. The actor also gifted him a DVD of Taare Zameen Par with the following note:
To Dear Nihal,
Was lovely meeting you. Wishing you happiness always. Keep smiling.
Nihal too has his share of thoughts which he posted on Facebook along with his pictures with the superstar.
“Thank you Aamir uncle for making my dream come true. Your ‘Taare Zameen Par’ always inspired me to face adverse situations and I was always knew that one dayI will meet you . Also a special thanks for appreciating the Ganesha I drew for you. Hope you will always keep it with you. The goodies that you gave me with your autograph will always make me remember our meeting. I am feeling very optimistic and positive about life. I am sure you will help spread the word for the Progeria Research Foundation to identify 60 more kids like me in India so that they can get the right treatment. Thanks again for making the time available for me and my family so quickly. And thank you Humans of Bombay, these small but precious moments really make life worth it smile emoticon ”
– Nihal Bitla