In a heart-wrenching incident, 10-year-old Sadiq, who was terminally ill, wanted to be police commissioner for a day and his wish was fulfilled by Hyderabad Police Commisisoner Mahender Reddy on Wednesday.
Clad in khaki with a cap, the terminally ill boy occupied the chair of the police commissioner while Mahender Reddy and other officers saluted him.
The boy hailing from Karimnagar district of Telangana was inspired by some of his relatives working in police department and aspired to become the police chief.
Sadiq’s wish was fulfilled thanks to the efforts of Make A Wish Foundation, a voluntary organisation working to fulfill the wishes of children with life threatening illness.
“I want to catch rowdies,” said the boy when asked what he would do as police commissioner. Mahender Reddy said he was feeling happy to fulfill the boy’s wish.
Pushpa Devi Jain from the foundation said by fulfilling the wishes of children with life threatening medical condition, they were trying to give them happiness which could help in extending their life span.
She said the foundation helped in fulfilling the wishes of many such children. Some children want to meet celebrities and leaders.
In August, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhara Rao fulfilled the wish of a boy by meeting him at a city hospital.
Pushpa appealed to popular Telugu film actor Pawan Kalyan to fulfill the wish of a girl in Khammam district of Telangana. Suffering from brain tumor, the girl has the wish to meet the star.