New Delhi/ Mumbai, November 4— From arranging buses for stranded migrant labourers in peak weeks of Coronavirus-driven lockdown to arranging medical operations of a number of patients to paying fees for poor students to sending bicycles to girl students in a village. These are just samples of the huge humanitarian work that Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has done in the last eight months alone.
Yet, when someone praises him for his work, his response is very humble.
“Many people travel hundreds of KMs to meet Good Samaritan/Actor @SonuSood who is shooting in Hyderabad..He is still helping them to solve their problems. Kudos @SonuSood,” tweeted movie critic Ramesh Bala Wednesday morning.
Sonu Sood responded very humbly and with a symbol of folded hands: “Sometimes God choses you as a catalyst to reach people. Thank you so much Ramesh sir for your encouraging words. Humbled.”
Some times God choses you as a catalyst to reach people.
Thank you so much Ramesh sir for your encouraging words. Humbled🙏 https://t.co/ir76mTor9K
— sonu sood (@SonuSood) November 4, 2020
Whenever a beneficiary thanks him for his support, his response is the symbol of folded thanks.
In the last eight months, the Bollywood actor has helped thousands of people in different ways. Within hours, and sometimes within minutes, he has responded to distressed calls for help.
He is of the view that helping someone is the test of the one who helps, not the one who seeks help.
“जरूरतमंद की मदद की गुहार असल में आपके ज़मीर की परीक्षा होती है। फेल होना यां पास होना, सिर्फ़ आपके हाथ में है।” (A needy person’s call for help is actually the test of your conscience. To fail or pass in the test is only in your hand), the actor tweets in Hindi.
In another tweet, Sonu Sood says that it is the work that determines someone’s height, not height measures.
“क़द को फुट और इंच से नहीं..क़र्म से नापा जाता है|” (Height is measured not with foot or inch, but work), he says.
When the lockdown was enforced across the country in the end of March in order to check the spread of Coronavirus, thousands of individuals and groups came up extending their helping hands to the needy. They did commendable job. However, Sonu Sood is among very few who have continued the humanitarian work till date.