Kolkata: Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly on Saturday spent time with a 10-year-old boy from Dhanbad who is suffering from aplastic anaemia, a disorder in which the bone marrow fails to make enough blood cells.
"I`m really charmed to see his fighting spirit," Ganguly told reporters after spending more than half an hour with Sumit Kumar at the Tata Medical Centre where he is being treated for the past three months.
Ganguly gifted the boy an autographed bat, chocolates and a cake.
The programme was arranged by a Mumbai-based NGO that grants wishes of children suffering from life-threatening diseases.
"A wish fulfillment brings back what the illness takes away -- hope, strength and joy," the programme-in charge said.
"We have engaged volunteers all over India and they find out the wishes of such children."