When his 3-year-6-month-old girl child came up to him with a unique request, Aju Thomas Panicker (Kiran), a Keralite working in Qatar, could not help but get amused. But Diya Ann, his young child, was very sure about what she wanted - a baby for herself.
The curious father started filming their conversation and asked her why she wanted a child for herself. To Kiran's surprise, Diya had clear cut answers - she wanted a child so that she can raise her/him up.
But how, asked Kiran. Diya had immediate answers for that query too. She said she would bottle feed the baby, she'd pat her lovingly on the child's head, she'd sing to the baby even as she rocks the cradle to put the infant to sleep.
"Do you know any song to sing to the baby? Let me hear a sample," Kiran asked Diya. No time was wasted and Diya, who was almost crying while pleading her father, started singing – only to show that she is capable of bringing up a child all by herself.
Kiran posted the incredibly cute video on his Facebook page and wrote: “I think only girl children will have such a demand.”
Diya is the youngest child of Kiran and Shinu Cheriyan. She has a 11-year-old elder brother - Tom.