New Delhi: Sanjay Dutt, along with his sister Priya, recently inaugurated and handed over a mobile mammography unit to a leading oncologist Dr. Advani`s `Helping Hand` Foundation on behalf of the Nargis Dutt Memorial Charitable Trust in Mumbai.
Sanjay, who lost his mum and actress Nargis 32 years ago due to cancer, feels grateful that he got a chance to help other patients suffering from the disease.
"I want to thank Dr. Advani and Mam for getting me here to inaugurate the van and I am really grateful. It has been 32 years since our mother passed away and she was battling with cancer. We took her to America and she fought with cancer there and came back and passed away," the actor said.
Remembering his mother, Sanjay explained that when she lost the battle with cancer , his father felt that many families could not afford the expenses for the treatment and that laid that foundation for the `Nargis Dutt Trust`.
"That`s the time my father thought about it and he said that if we could afford our family member out of the country imagine how many people in the country our suffering and he started this Nargis Dutt Foundation, what we do is we go and have dinners collect money and from those funds we get the equipments down into India so that our fellow Indians can be treated and I thought according to me it`s a very noble cause. So we as Mr. Dutt`s children carried it on and we will carry it on always," he said.
The `Munna bhai M.B.B.S` star also advised the ladies to go for regular medical check ups and take good care of their health.
"I just want to say that a lady in the house is the most important factor of the family and she is the pillar, so I request all the ladies that please go and have regular medical check ups and be healthy and be safe, we all are with you." Dutt added.
With just a few days left for him to surrender, this was Sanjay`s first public event after conviction, where his fans warmly greeted him.