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Sheikh Hamdan makes cancer-stricken boy's wish come true

Abdullah Hussain had appealed to meet his idol through social media

Sheikh Hamdan makes cancer-stricken boy's wish come true

Sheikh Hamdan posted a picture of him hugging Abdullah, who was wearing a kandura, and said: “Met this courageous boy today.”


A seven-year-old Indian boy, suffering from stage three cancer, had his wish come true when he was visited by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Dubai Executive Council.

Abdullah Hussain, who lives in Hyderabad, took to social media to express his admiration for Sheikh Hamdan.

In a video, he said: “Sheikh Hamdan is so cool, adventurous and so kind. I want to meet his pets and I want to see his dresses.” The grade one student also carried a banner, which said: “I am your fan Sheikh Hamdan. I want to meet you. I love you Fazza.”

His wish was granted on Friday when he met his idol.

Sheikh Hamdan posted a picture of him hugging Abdullah, who was wearing a kandura, and said: “Met this courageous boy today.”

Abdullah, who was diagnosed with cancer in December, and his younger brother, four-year-old Ahmed, were able to see the giraffes, gazelles and elephants.

After the meeting, his mother, Nausheen Fatima, told Gulf News: “Abdullah is all smiles after meeting His Highness. It was my boy’s biggest wish to meet him. Alhamdulillah, it has come true.”

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