A seven-year-old boy was rewarded for his honesty and had a memorable meeting with film superstar Rajinikanth, who felicitated the Class II student in Chennai today (15 July).

Yasin from Erode had found a wallet with Rs 50,000 on the roadside near his school recently. Despite biting poverty, he ran with the purse to school and handed it over to the principal. He, in turn, took Yasin to the police station and the duo gave the wallet to the police.

On Sunday, a massive surprise awaited Yasin, his elder brother and his parents. Rajinikanth invited them over to his house in Poes Garden, Chennai. He felicitated the boy and showered praises on the school kid.

The ace actor promised to fund Yasin’s education. He gifted the boy a gold chain.

An impressed Rajinikanth said, "Currently he is studying in a government school and let him continue to study. But after he finishes school, I will sponsor him no matter what he wants to study."

"In such a young age where people even kill for little money, Yasin handed over the bag of money. This is honesty and is a great quality," Rajinikanth added.

Earlier, the Superintendent of Police, Erode, Sakthi G had asked the boy what he wanted for his great dead and that is when Yasin revealed his wish to meet Rajinikanth.

Also, Erode police gave school uniforms and stationery to Yasir as gift.

This news spread quite fast and impressed by Yasin's act, Rajinikanth invited him and his family.

While Rajini, who is set to enter politics, is being praised by everyone for his generosity, Yasin too has been showered with encomiums.

Yasin is currently studying in Panchayat Union Primary School in Chinna Semur in Erode, Tamil Nadu.