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Living his dream for a day

Mahak became an inspector for a couple of hours courtesy Make-A-Wish Foundation, reports Ashok Das.

india Updated: Nov 01, 2006 03:02 IST
Ashok Das

It was a golden moment for eight-year-old Mahak Kothari, as he became an inspector for a couple of hours on Tuesday. Mahak, who is battling a life-threatening illness, ‘officiated’ as the Station House Officer of Jubilee Hills police station, courtesy Make-A-Wish Foundation, Hyderabad, and the state police.

“I am very happy. I will save the people and tackle the bad guys,” an elated Mahak said, after sitting on the chair of SHO at Jubilee Hills police station. 

Mahak

, a student of class III in Paramount School, Aghapura, always dreamed of becoming a police officer. However, the boy was diagnosed with a life-threatening disease eight months ago. Make-a-Wish Foundation, an NGO, came to know about his wish.

“We came to know about this boy from our volunteers. To make his dream come true, we approached DGP Swaranjit Sen, who immediately responded,” the foundation’s representative Talluru Madhuri said.

“We are very happy. For the last eight months, he is suffering from the disease. We are happy that for a brief while though, his wish has been fulfilled,” said Mahak’s mother Ranjitha Kothari, holding back her tears.

The boy was first taken to the DGP’s office, dressed in a khaki uniform and carrying a police baton. All the while, his four-year-old sibling, Dhruv Kothari, tryied to snatch the baton from Mahak. Mahak was presented a guard of honour and was saluted by the policemen.

Then, sitting on the SHO’s chair, he ‘interrogated’ a petty offender. He told him he should earn a living by working hard.