Class 5 boy's leave letter for watching Argentina's match goes viral

Parthiv and the letter | Photo: Special Arrangement

Kozhikode: An ardent Argentina fan's leave letter to school has gone viral on social media. Parthiv, a fifth-standard student has made his father write a leave letter for him to watch the FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. A copy of the letter got widely circulated on social media and went viral within minutes.

Sunil Kumar, a native of Kozhikode wrote the letter requesting half day leave for his son Parthiv who studies at Govindapuram AUP School.

Parthiv with father Sunil Kumar

“He has been telling me for a week that there is a match on Tuesday and will not attend that day’s class. I asked him to tell the teacher about the same. The teacher told him that he can take leave on Tuesday if he brings a consent letter. He came to me last Friday and said he needs a leave letter. I suggested writing about any fake emergencies. But he insisted on writing about the match in the letter. That is how I wrote the letter,” Sunil Kumar told

He added that Parthiv has decorated the house with small flags of Argentina and blue and white hangings.

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