Pranav Balasubrahmanyan was born without arms but that hasn’t stopped him from becoming an artist. The painter from Alathur, Kerala, now creates art with his feet. He accomplishes other tasks like signing cheques, taking selfies and shaking ‘hands’ with them too. A while back, he donated his winnings from a reality show to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund to help flood victims.
According to The Times of India, Pranav recently revealed in an interview with Tamil weekly magazine ‘Ananda Vikatan’ his desire to meet superstar Rajinikanth and when ‘Thalaiva’ found out, he flew the artist down to his home in Chennai.
The Indian Express reports that Pranav gave the star a portrait made by him. The superstar touched his foot in lieu of a handshake, spoke with him at length and also gave him gifts. Fans were touched by the actor’s sweet gesture and down-to-earth nature.
People wished Pranav the very best and also applauded Rajinikanth for being the epitome of humility.
No hesitation and ego!!!#Thalaivar is an inspiration aura for the fans.
I'm proud to be your fan sir..
Rombe magilzchi sir..
Pranav meets #SuperStar @ SuperManithan #Rajinikanth#Chumakizhi #Darbar pic.twitter.com/TvI0Snv0to
— Kanesh – Darbar (@KaizensKumar) December 2, 2019
Such humility and charm 👌🙏 pic.twitter.com/o1TQHFZiDM
— hari prasad (@__haripra_arsni) December 2, 2019
That is Thalaivar for you😍😍🥰He never considers himself as a Superstar. He considers himself a regular human being & wishes to be treated the same. Never looks fwd to any special treatment. Thalaiva😘#Thalaivar #SuperstarRajinikanth #PranavMeetsThalaivar #Rajinikanth #Pranav https://t.co/9biEtGXgo8
— Vijay Andrews (@vijayandrewsJ) December 2, 2019
Kudos to superstar Rajini for the humbleness 👌👌👌
— chaitanya gk (@chaitu_dhfm) December 2, 2019
Thalaivar great man
— Rajadurai (@Rajadur39938263) December 3, 2019
These heartwarming pictures bring to mind Rabindranath Tagore’s quote, “We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.”