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Cancer-stricken beggar collects Rs 5000 and donates it for the Kerala flood victims

We are all aware of the dire situation in Kerala. The Southern state has been hit by floods caused due to excessive rains and is still recovering from it. Hundreds have lost their lives and thousands have been rendered homeless due to the massive disaster.

While we have the Indian Army, celebrities, and other state governments coming to the aid of the state, here we have a new donator. And there is something unique about this superhero.

A beggar from Mehsana has collected and donated Rs 5000 towards the same. Khimji Prajapati, the beggar, might not be here in this world for long but is doing every bit so that the Kerala flood victims can return to normal conditions.

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Now, Khimji was diagnosed with Stomach cancer about three months ago. But instead of spending the money on himself, the 71-year-old man decided to help the needy. He went to the collecter collector’s office in a feeble physical condition to donate the entire money.

He told the TOI:

I was devastated on hearing about the plight of people in flood-ravaged Kerala. Nothing gives me more happiness than giving something to the needy.

Prajapati, who has been taking cancer treatment from a private doctor in Rajkot, believes in helping underprivileged girls by donating his entire annual collection of alms to the students to help them buy books, pens, and other stationery. Once, he even donated gold earrings to encourage some school girls to study further.

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He was also awarded the ‘Literacy Hero Award’ for his efforts and devotion to help the needy school children by the Rotary Club of India.

We bow down to the man in all respect and wish for his speedy recovery. The country requires more people like him.

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