An NRI comes forward to help slum dog kid with her education

April 21st, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by ANI  

Slumdog Millionaire Mumbai, Apr 21 (ANI): After watching the ongoing trouble and tribulations in the family of Slumdog Millionaire’s child artiste Rubina Ali through media, an NRI came forward to support Rubina with her education.

According to reports, Rubina’s father Rafiq Qureshi was caught on camera agreeing to sell his daughter to an Arab Sheikh.

Abdul Rehman Vanoo, the NRI, runs a trust in Mumbai by the name of Anjum Ittiehahul Mustaqim.

“What I heard from the media is really not tolerable. She has not done any fault. So why should she suffer and why should she leave her education because of this issue? She should continue and along with her if another brother or sister of hers is ready to educate themselves, then we will support them in all manner,” said Vanoo.

Vanoo on Tuesday visited the slum area in Garib Nagar residence where Rubina stays with her family.

Rubina was quite happy with this decision, as she seemed to be very keen in completing her education.

“I am willing to study. I am very happy that uncle Vanoo has come to visit us,” said Rubina.

Meanwhile, Qureshi continued to deny the allegations against him claiming that he was trapped.

“I meet so many people everyday in our country during various occasions and programs. But these people wanted to set a trap around me and in front of a hidden camera tried to buy my child. I didn’t let go off my child during our worst phase then how can I go and sell her now when she has become so famous,” he said.

A British newspaper reported that Qureshi tried to sell his nine-year old daughter for adoption to a family from Middle East for 20 million rupees and settle at a place away from the Mumbai slums. (ANI)

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