Krishh Haran Nair may be just eight, but the tender age has not stopped him from being charitable.

The Johor boy has managed to raise over RM7,000 for the Sultan Ibrahim Johor Foundation (SIJF) to assist the needy, and this noble effort has attracted the attention of the state Ruler himself!

Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, on his official Facebook page, commended Krishh's effort as the youngest donor of the foundation.

"I am very proud of this young boy and his parents for bringing up such a bright and kind-hearted child.

"You are an inspiration to others, and a leader for others to follow in your footsteps. I applaud your efforts and thank you for doing your part to help others in need," the Sultan said.

Krishh spent a month writing a short story called "A Mysterious War to the Deep" under the coaching of his online tutor, Alicia Bailey. He later converted this project into e-books and printed copies with the help of his parents, before selling them.

The book sales received tremendous support from friends and family alike, from as far as Canada and Australia.

According to Krishh's father Ramakrishnan Nair, his son has always had a compassion for the needy.

"When he was little, he would ask us to help the homeless whenever he sees them, and cry until we do something to help the people."

The boy's mother Jayanthimarlin Rajanathan said helping the needy had become a "personal project" of her son since he started home-schooling since the pandemic began.

The raised funds were used to purchase dry goods such as Milo, sardin cans, and rice packets, among others, which were packed into 100 boxes to be distributed to the needy.

The charitable boy plans to continue to fundraising initiative by publishing sequels of his first book, in order to help more people.

If you would like to help Krishh in the initiative by purchasing his storybook, you can email [email protected] for more information.

Photos & Video source: Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar Facebook page