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Shah Rukh Khan's former teacher Brother Eric D'Souza battles illness, political leader appeals for visit

Shah Rukh Khan's former teacher Brother Eric D'Souza battles illness, political leader appeals for visit

Szarita Laitphlang, National Secretary of the Indian National Congress, has called upon Shah Rukh Khan to visit his seriously ill former teacher Brother Eric D'Souza in Goa. The plea highlights their close bond from Khan's school days at St. Columba's School in New Delhi.

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Shah Rukh Khan's former teacher Brother Eric D'Souza battles illness, political leader appeals for visit Shah Rukh Khan's former teacher Brother Eric D'Souza battles illness, political leader appeals for visit

Szarita Laitphlang, National Secretary of the Indian National Congress party in-charge of Tripura and Nagaland, has made an impassioned plea to Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. In a series of tweets, Laitphlang urged Khan to visit his former teacher Brother Eric D'Souza, fondly known as "Dasu," who is battling a serious illness in Goa.

"Brother Eric's health is weakening with each passing day," Laitphlang said. "Mumbai is not far from Goa. If you could spare some time and visit him, he is perhaps waiting for Shah Rukh to come. He played an important role in your life just like many others."

Laitphlang attached a video clip from a tv show 'Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai' highlighting the close relationship between Khan and D'Souza during the actor's school days at St. Columba's School in New Delhi, where D'Souza taught. The Congress leader expressed hope that the visit would bring solace to the ailing teacher.

Brother Eric D'Souza has had a distinguished career as an educator, teaching at schools run by his congregation across India, including in West Bengal, New Delhi, Mangalore, Assam, and Meghalaya. He is particularly renowned for his innovative teaching methods that incorporated visual imagery, mind-mapping, and humour.

In Meghalaya, D'Souza founded Providence, a school for underprivileged children, in collaboration with counselor Samantha Syiem.

As news of D'Souza's deteriorating health spreads, many of his former students and colleagues are echoing Laitphlang's call for Shah Rukh Khan to visit his once-beloved teacher during this difficult time. 

Edited By: Aparmita
Published On: Jun 15, 2024