Madhuri fan celebrates her birthday by marrying off couple

Updated: May 16, 2011, 13:30 PM IST

Jamshedpur: A fan of actress Madhuri Dixit, Papu Sardar, celebrated the cine star`s 45th birthday here in a novel way - helping a couple, belonging to the below poverty line (BPL) tie the wedding knot.

"I bore the marriage expenses of the couple, whose marriage was solemnized last evening on the eve of my favourite film star Madhuri Dixit at the 19-year-old girl`s residence, after consulting with a local organisation of the minority community from which the couple belong to," Sardar said as he cut a big cake today and offered puja to pray for the Bollywood actress’s "comeback in films."

Besides bearing the marriage expenses, Sardar, the owner of a "chaat shop" at Sakchi market, said he would bear the medical expenses of three Thalassemia-inflicted girl-patients belonging to poor financial background to mark the day.

"Madhuri Dixit is like my elder sister," the 43-year-old Sardar said, adding "her birthday has always motivated me to help the needy. This year I have decided to bear the medical expenses three thalassemia inflicted girls."

Sardar has been organising birthday celebrations of Madhuri from 1996 and the day attracts large crowd every year.

PTI