Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Brazil football superstar hugged wheelchair-bound Indian vlogger Kunjan during the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar recently. The video of the incident has gone viral over social media platform.

As per reports, Ummer Farooq, popularly known as Kunjan, was waiting near the entrance of the field at the 974 stadium to get a glimpse of the star footballers. The Brazilian and South Korean players were leaving after the warm-up session ahead of their round of 16 clash. The officials had instructed the fans not to call out to the players on the way to the dressing rooms. However, Kunjan could not suppress his excitement when he saw Neymar. Subsequently, he called out his name. The Brazilian talisman instantly came near him and shook hands and hugged him.

Richarlison and several other Brazilian players, too, hugged Kunjan. However, he could not get the attention of Thiago Silva and Vinicius Jr as they passed by.

Kunjan, who is from Perinthalmanna in Kerala, shared the precious moments on his vlog called ‘Walk with Kunjan’.

When Kunjan arrived in Qatar with his friends, all he wanted was to somehow take selfies with superstars like Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo, and others. Now he is on the blue moon as his dream has been fulfilled. He was able to watch 10 matches in Qatar, including two of Brazil, with the help of some friends and organisations.