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Vivek Oberoi adopts a family

Vivek Oberoi has fulfilled the wish of a dying fan by adopting his family. The actor is now paying the man's medical expenses and taking care of his family's needs.

entertainment Updated: Aug 21, 2010 17:58 IST

Vivek Oberoi has fulfilled the wish of a dying fan by adopting his family. The actor is now paying the man's medical expenses and taking care of his family's needs.

Reportedly the actor has decided to adopt a family in Vrindavan, after its sole earning member died of cancer.

A source informs Mid Day: "Last year, when Vivek was celebrating his birthday (September 3) in Vrindavan, Shehzad Quereshi (33), who lived on the outskirts of the town, came up to him and told him he wanted Vivek to give something to him... It was a very moving and emotional moment for him. Shehzad, who had cancer, said he wanted to die peacefully. He had a wife and four children aged between three and nine years, and they would be left destitute after his death, unless Vivek took care of them."

VivekShehzad's 7-year old daughter Saniya keeps writing to Vivek. The actor calls her a little angel.

"Vivek will now keep supporting the family and will take care of them," added the source.

We reached Vivek's spokesperson and he has confirmed the news.