Living up to his tag of Janapriyanayakan, actor Dileep on Friday called on 16-year-old Sumi Raju, a die-hard fan in Thiruvananthapuram.
A native of Neduman in Adoor (Pathanamthitta district), Sumi is the eldest daughter of Raju and Mini, and was diagnosed with autism at six months.
Presently, she is under the care of doctors at the Ayurveda Hospital for Women and Children at Poojappura in Thiruvananthapuram which also became the venue of her rendezvous with her favourite hero Dileep.
The ardent fan firmly declares all of Dileep’s releases as super-hits, regardless of their performance at the box-office.
Fulfilling his promise to her, Dileep took time out of his busy acting schedule to meet Sumi who is so attached to him, that for her, he is her very own elder brother.
The doctors treating her believe that this visit by her favourite person in the world will work wonders for her, as even a glimpse of Dileep’s picture tends to calm her down in moments of acute emotional and physical distress.
Sumi always carries a photo of Dileep in her purse.
Dileep was earlier in the news for his sponsoring of the construction of the Moinudeen Seva Mandir in Mukkom to fulfill Kanchanamala’s dream – a true-life tragic romance made evergreen by the recent Malayali blockbuster Ennu Ninte Moinudeen.