On Sunday as Malayalam super star Mammootty was in a film shooting at CMS college in Kottayam, he had a young visitor who had come along with his father to the movie set. The fan who had come to visit Mammootty was none other than toddler Devanand, who had been in the news one year ago as he had been badly mauled and bitted by dog. The picture of Devanandâ€™s injured face had touched many people in Kerala and spurred the debate on culling stray dogs.
But as Devanand was in the hospital, it was actor Mammootty who came forward and helped the family to pay the medical expenses. The toddlerâ€™s visit to Mammoottyâ€™s movie set was to convey his gratitude to the actor
While Devanand handed over fruits and dishes for Mammooty to break his Ramzan fast, the actor in turn gave him school bag and books.
This is not the first time that Mammootty has shown that he is just not an actor par excellence, but an exemplary human being too.
Last Friday, Mammootty came forward to offer financial assistance to a woman named Lekha Namboothiri prior to her surgery on Friday.
Lekha, inspired by Mammoottyâ€™s 2009 film â€śLoudspeakerâ€ť, had donated one of her kidneys, free of cost, in 2012. This philanthropic gesture had drawn much media attention at the time.
More recently, Lekha was once again in the news, because of her deteriorating health condition owing to a spinal cord problem.
Last year, Mammotty had provided financial assistance to acid survivor Laxmi who was treated at the Pathanjali hospital owned by the actor.