Aamir Khan spends precious moments with his fan with Progeria


It is Christmas time, the season of giving, and Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has given some precious moments to his special fan Nihal Bitla who suffers from a rare genetic disorder called Progeria.

The ‘PK’ star made the 14-year-old Nihal’s “dream come true” by meeting him on Monday, December 21, and exchanging gifts with him.

The actor came to know about Nihal a few days ago from a Facebook post by ‘Humans of Bombay'. The post mentioned that Nihal wanted to meet the superstar and thank him for his 2007 'Taare Zameen Par' which gave him courage. Thereafter, Aamir shared that he was keen to meet his special fan and the actor kept his word.

Aamir gifted his special fan a board game, DVDs of his films including 'Taare Zameen Par' and 'Dhoom 3' doll- which is inspired from Aamir's character in the film. Aamir wrote a note on one of the DVD covers which read, "To Dear Nihal, Was lovely meeting you. Wishing you happiness always. Keep smiling. Love Aamir."

The actor also received gifts from Nihal who presented him a sketch of Ganesha which he made himself. They also posed together and clicked selfies.

After their meeting, a Facebook post by the name Team Nihal shared images of the actor and Nihal. It also posted a note from Nihal for Aamir which read, “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.”

Nihal also thanked the actor for appreciating his Ganesha sketch and wrote, “Hope you will always keep it with you.”  He also thanked for the goodies and the autograph and said that it will always make him remember the 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,” Nihal said in the post.