Secularist fundamentalists have for long been trying to tarnish the image of MoS (Culture) Mahesh Sharma who has stood firm on his humanity. He showed his soft side again on Wednesday. At his office in Parivahan Bhavan, several visitors had queued to him when he had to leave and rush for an urgent BJP meeting. As he reached the ground floor, his assistant told him that among the visitors in the queue was a differently-abled person. Sharma immediately turned back and reached his office on the third floor. The visitor, who was heading towards the elevator, was called in by the minister’s staff. Sharma then met him inside his chamber for several minutes before heading for the party meeting.