Rahul Gandhi on the 'bravest girl he ever met'
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi described Sasmita Rana, who died at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack a day after his visit, as the bravest girl he ever met. Expressing grief over the death of the little girl, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, saying: "Sasmita Rana, the bravest little girl I ever met, died at Sishu Bhavan in Cuttack. She remained proud and strong against all odds." The little girl of about 7 years succumbed to aplastic anemia on Saturday, a day after meeting Rahul. "I saw the spirit... future of Odisha inside the hospital where a child was lying on bed and the mother was crying. However, the child appeared disturbed not for her health condition but for her mother's plight. The child requested us to console the mother," Rahul Gandhi said. The girl requested Rahul Gandhi to touch her hands and console her mother, hospital staff narrated to the media.(14/09/2015) (Express Photo)