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Portrait of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima
Portrait of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima|Sunil Pookode
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Kerala artist offers befitting tribute to Mizoram kid

Sunil Pookode paints a portrait of young Derek C Lachhanhima, whose photo had gone viral on social media for rushing an injured chick to hospital, standing on a globe

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Aizawl: Kerala artist Sunil Pookode has painted a portrait of six-year-old Derek C Lachhanhima standing on a globe. A picture of the Mizoram boy rushing an injured chick to the hospital has gone viral on social media.

Pookode, who had posted Derek's painting on Facebook on Thursday night, has been shared almost 1,400 times and counting. "നീ വലിയവനാടാ... ഡെർക്കാ... (You are great, Derek)," he wrote in Malayalam, along with the photo in his post.

A picture of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima rushing an injured chick to the hospital has gone viral on social media
A picture of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima rushing an injured chick to the hospital has gone viral on social media
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On Wednesday, Lalchhanhima accidentally ran over his neighbour's chick with his cycle at Sairang. On realising his mistake, the little gentleman rushed the hurt chick to the nearest hospital with all the money he had.

The story, posted on Facebook by a user ‘Sanga Says’ on Tuesday, has gone viral and has been shared over 90,000 times and counting.

A portrait of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima
A portrait of Mizoram kid Derek C Lachhanhima
Sunil Pookode