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Indian girl melts Musharraf's heart

July 07, 2004 17:44 IST

A letter penned by a 15-year-old student has struck a chord in the heart of Pakistan President Gen Pervez Musharraf who has promised to do his best to convert her dreams of cordial relations between the two neighbouring nations into reality.

Srishti Krishnamurthy, a Std X student of Kendriya Vidyalaya in Mangalore, Karnataka, never expected Musharraf to reply to her letter sent, after the Indo-Pak cricket series, in the form of a poem titled Symbiosis. It hopes for camaraderie between the two nations extending beyond sports.

"It touched the General's heart," Krishnamurthy, principal of the school and Srishti's father, told PTI.

Heartened by the fact that the cricket series has acted as a bridge between the two countries, the Pakistan president replied to Srishti graciously acknowledging her high intellect and assured to do his best to convert her dreams into reality.

Describing her gesture as 'thoughtful', the General said, "I am glad that a young lady like you has felt so elated about it (Indo-Pak ties). Let me assure you, I will do my best to convert your dreams into reality."

Urging her to 'keep up the good work', Musharraf also wished her 'happiness and success in life', recounted her proud father.

This is not the first time that the young girl, who has been penning poems since the age of five, has won laurels. She has represented India in international poets' symposiums.

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Sub: STUPID FOOL

Strange that no one from Pakistan is writing poems to India's government! Could it just be that Pakistan is a bunch of illiterate baboons? Or ...


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Sub: STUID FOOL

Strange that no one from Pakistan is writing poems to India's government! Could it just be that Pakistan is a bunch of illiterate baboons? Or ...


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I find that Mushraff, is not able to go by his heart because of political constraints. His spontaneous appreciative response to Balaji's play is another ...


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Great News! WHY NOT PUBLISH HER VERSE to Musharraf to make the report complete?


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Sub: can we see the poem?

It would be nice if the beautiful poem that melted Gen. Musharaff's heart could be procured by rediff for everyone to cherish.


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