Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Jamshedpur (UNI): He drew media attention in 1996 when Pappu Sardar celebrated Bollywood actor Madhuri Dixit's birthday in a unique way. Today on her 39th birthday, he is still determined to so with the same spirit but on a philanthropic note. The diehard fan of Madhuri, the 'Turbanator' is the owner of a small eatery at Sakchi market here, cut cake at his shop after midnight last night with much fanfare which was preceded by a 'Jagaran' that marked religious songs, sung by different religous groups in front of Madhuri's lifesize photo but the salient feature of this year's celebrations was releasing of a calendar dedicated exclusively to Madhuri and the year begining today with a hoiday.
Pappu earmarked the day as ''Bollywood Day'' in the calender and urged the government to declare May 15 a holiday as the film industry plays an important role in country's economic growth. Apart from gala celebrations, Pappu also cut cake at Chesire Homes, a shelter for orphans and mentally challenged people. He also donated a television set and eight aircoolers to the inmates of the home along with fruits and food packets to them and organised cultural programmes and magic show for their entertainment. The JMM leader and Jamshedpur MP Sunil Mahto was also present during the occasion and lauded the social work of Pappu to mark Madhri's birth day.