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MUMBAI (Web Desk) – Legend actor Aamir Khan has fulfilled Nihal Bitla’s dream.

He met the 14-year-old after his story appeared on the popular Facebook page, ‘Humans of Bombay’ a week ago.

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Nihal’s favourite film happens to be Aamir’s Taare Zameen Par and the young boy wanted to thank Khan for making the film. Soon after, Aamir Khan met Nihal and gifted him a board game, and a DVD of Taare Zameen Par. Nihal, in turn, gifted him a sketch of Ganesha.

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Inside every old person is a young person, they say. In his story, Nihal is the old and the young – both, together.

Nihal ages 8 times faster than the rest of us. He was the first child in India to be diagnosed with progeria.

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Nihal turned 14 this January. Doctors say it is rare for a person suffering from progeria the average age is 13.

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Currently there is no treatment for progeria. Doctors took six years only to diagnose Nihal with the disease.