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Chennai’s young heroes: One gave his life and the other used his art to help the flood victim

As the rains wreak havoc in Chennai, resulting in thousands of people stand losing their home, crying for food and water, this 19-year-old Imran rose to the occasion and decided to help people.

Imran a class 12 student and son of a mineral water supplier, who helps his father in his business after school hours decided to help the flood effected people. He went to nearby Kargil Nagar and supplied food and water to the needy for three days.

Shockingly by the morning of December 11, Imran was dead.

According to his parents Imran work tirelessly for 3 days. On the night of December 4, Imran caught in high fever and was taken to a nearby hospital. Seeing no improvement in his condition, he was taken to Stanley Hospital on the next day. However on Saturday morning he took his last breath.

“The doctors at the Stanley Hospital told us that the reason for his death was reptile or insect biting on his leg. He did not complain about any pain or infection. His death came as a shock to us,” said Abdul Razak, Imran’s uncle.

“He was a very happy boy and was very respectful to all of us. Everyone just has good things to say about him. With what he has done, I’m very proud of him,” said Imran’s father.

While one son did his parents proud by risking his life for helping people, another young Chennai lad, S Pranav, 12 is using his talent in art to help people back into their lives.

Pranav sold his artwork and contribute money towards flood relief.

“For the past two weeks, the school was closed so I started working on my paintings on Chennai floods and people affected by the floods. I also made paintings on popular landmarks which were badly-flooded,” said Pranav.