New Delhi: Help is pouring in the form of Sonu Sood for three orphaned children in the Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana. The actor-cum-philanthropist tweeted, “They are no longer orphans. They will be my responsibility”, after the grim situation of the trio was bought to his notice.
Satyanarayana, the father of the three siblings, died a year ago. They were supported by their daily-wager mother, Anuradha, who fell ill a week ago. The neighbours expected Anuradha to make a full recovery as Anradha’s mother too came to visit. However, Anuradha died and the villagers made some contributions to perform her last rites.
The matter came to the fore when journalist Rajesh Karanam shared a video on Twitter tagging Sood. The video showed how the kids were taking care of each other with the eldest sibling taking care of the younger ones and even feeding them. They even did all their household chores by themselves. The journalist wrote, “@SonuSood three kids lost their parents from yadadri Bhuvanagiri district Telangana and These 3 Kids Dont have any body and the elder kid taking care. Now they became orphans.They are seeking your help. Please help them.”
Within 15 minutes, the actor tweeted his reply, “They are no longer orphans. They will be my responsibility.”
Sood has been going out of his way to help people in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Recently, he helped a Hyderabad woman who lost her job during the pandemic with another job.
Meanwhile, Errabelli Dayakar Rao, state panchayat raj minister, after being made aware of the children’s plight, immediately got their details from ruling TRS MLA Gongidi Sunita Mahender Reddy. It’s under Reddy’s constituency that the village Atmakur is located. He even informed the leading Telegu film producer Dil Raju about the matter and requested him to adopt them. According to sources, the film producer sent his men to the village and took up the responsibility of the children.