M. Shrivishnu, a student of class IV here enthralled the former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during this recent visit to the city by reciting the verses of Thirukkural.

On meeting the boy on Friday, Mr. Kalam asked him to recite the first, 833 and the 1,000{+t}{+h}couplets. The boy recited all of them accurately. The former President lauded the boy and told him to work for the country.

Shrivishnu, a student of Forest Hill Academy Matriculation Higher Secondary School at Vettaikaranpdur in Pollachi, had already won prizes at the State-level contests held at Tiruchi, a release said. His father, G. Muralidharan is a junior assistant in the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation, and his mother G. Srija is a housewife.