Update--Nihal Bitla passed away on 2nd May 2016. Following a few complications he was admitted to a hospital in Karim Nagar Telangana where he breathed his last. He had accompanied his parents to attend a family function. I had met Nihal at an event and the first thing I noticed was his contagious smile. He was far more than a bright and wise 14-year-old. I later interviewed his father on how he was raising Nihal in India. The problems that they faced both societal and financial and how he overcame all that to make sure Nihal's every wish was fulfilled.