Filmed by his parents and posted online by the boy's father, the video had gone viral, creating a huge furore, with several criticizing the act as a case of "irresponsible parenting". But the Thrissur-based Nishams were unperturbed, with the boy's mother telling NDTV that she was "proud" of her "talented" son's "achievement" at this age.
"It was his ninth birthday, and since he was insisting for months, we allowed him to drive the Ferrari. He is a cautious and confident driver. I am proud of him," Amal Nisham, the boy's mother, had told NDTV.
The boy's parents had said he had driven several other cars owned by them including a Lamborghini and Bentley.
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