Riyaz waiting to see Megastar Mammootty
We had earlier reported about Mammootty helping Riyaz, a heart patient to get back to life by lending financial support through his Care and Share Foundation.
Riyaz’s operation was successfully completed and he will be discharged soon. The youngster is longing to meet Mammootty who like an angel helped him to crawl back to life.
Mammootty, apart from being a popular star has always been known for his philanthropic activities. He has financially supported many patients for their treatment.
Riyaz was admitted to the Rajagiri hospital with chest pain last month. 85% of his heart valves were blocked. The doctors suggested for an urgent surgery. Friends and relatives started their desperate efforts to raise funds for the operation. Even after many people came forward with extensive contributions, still they could not cover the entire cost required for the surgery.
The matter somehow reached the local MLA Mr. Anwar Sadath who in turn approached Mammootty. He soon contacted the Rajagiri hospital authorities through the Care and Share Foundation. Thanks to his timely intervention, the foundation and the hospital authorities agreed to bear the surgery costs themselves.
Soon a team lead by Dr. Shiv K Nayar, cardiac surgeons Dr. Rinet Sebastian, Dr. George Valooran, cardiac anaesthetists Dr. Jeo Paul and Dr. Roshith Chandran operated upon Riyaz.
Riyaz is waiting to see his idol soon not just as a fan but also as a thankful benefactor.