Singing superstar Ricky Martin visited Kolkata, India on a charity tour during which he met and spent time with three young girls he sponsors, reports said Sunday.
According to one news report from The Hindustan Times, the hush hush tour began on Wednesday when Ricky arrived from London for a four day trip with none but officials of the Sabera Foundation, the charitable home he supports, knowing about the trip.
Sabera chief Carlos Duran was quoted as saying that he himself was taken by surprise when he was told by Ricky Martin’s agents Monday about his plans to pay a visit.
Carlos Duran said the Puerto Rican singer came to “just see the children and spend some time with them”. Ricky was last in town in June 2002.Ricky visited the Sabera home on the southern fringes of the city on Friday where he spent time speaking to the children, having lunch with them and watching a sci-fi film together.
He apparently also played some soccer with the boys. The singer spent more time with the three girls of Sabera Foundation whom he personally sponsors. He invited them to dinner at a plush hotel where he stayed.
A report in a local English daily said the singer then watched television with the girls. He also met the mother of the three kids at her home in a slum in central Kolkata.
The Livin La Vida Loca star flew out of Kolkata on Saturday.