Gautam Gambhir helps Pakistani child get visa for heart surgery in India

Gautam Gambhir helps Pakistani child get visa for heart surgery in India

Former India cricketer and Bharatiya Janta Party MP Gautam Gambhir is well known for his patriotism and have made his nationalistic feelings for India loud and clear numerous times in the past.

He has also spoken about the issue and merits of the Indian Army in the past and his foundation also educating kids of martyred soldiers.

Gambhir in his latest list of good deeds helped organise VISA for a Pakistani girl and her parents in order to undergo heart surgery in India.

Omaima Ali and her family were granted medical visas for heart surgery of the child after the BJP MP wrote a letter to S Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India, on October 1.

In a statement to ANI, Gautam Gambhir said, “I requested EAM and I am thankful that he has accepted the request and granted the visa. I am thankful to the PM & Home Minister too. Hopefully, she can get treated well.”

“I have always maintained one thing that I have problem with Pakistan government, ISI and the terrorist outfits that are there in Pakistan, but if the 6-year-old girl can get treated in India, what better can happen,” he added.

Following his letter, Jaishankar asked the Indian High Commission in Islamabad to issue appropriate visas to the girl and her parents. 

Gambhir posted a tweet which included a letter from S Jaishankar, the Minister of External Affairs.

Expressing joy, he wrote a couplet in Hindi along with the picture of the letter.
The couplet roughly translates into: 

“A little heart knocked from the other side
and the heart this side removed all the boundaries.
A sweet breeze has wafted through with those little feet,
it seems sometimes like a daughter has come home…”

“I have asked our High Commissioner in Islamabad to issue appropriate visas to Ms Omaima Ali and her parents. With regards.” the minister wrote back to Gambhir in his letter dated October 9.

This is not for the first time that despite strained relations with Pakistan, India has issued a visa for the citizens of Pakistan, who are in need of critical medical treatments in India.

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