Gautam Gambhir Says He Will Fund Education of Killed J&K Cop's Daughter
Gambhir, who is always vocal about issues regarding India's armed forces, had announced earlier in the year that his foundation would pay for all the education expenses for children of 25 CRPF personnel martyred in an attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's south Sukma area on Monday.
Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir said on Tuesday that he would pay for the education of the daughter of assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police Abdul Rasheed who was martyred in an attack by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag. "Zohra,I can't put u 2 sleep wid a lullaby but I'll help u 2 wake up 2 live ur dreams. Will support ur education 4 lifetime. Zohra,plz don't let those tears fall as i doubt even Mother Earth can take d weight of ur pain. Salutes to ur martyred dad ASI,Abdul Rashid," Gambhir tweeted.
Zohra,plz don't let those tears fall as i doubt even Mother Earth can take d weight of ur pain. Salutes to ur martyred dad ASI,Abdul Rashid. pic.twitter.com/rHTIH1XbLS— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 5, 2017
The J&K police thanked the batsman for his gesture.
The World Cup winner's fans and followers applauded him.
You are an inspiration to all Gambhir sir, she is the responsibility of every Indian now and your step is much appreciated #IndiaDaughter— Ali shaikh (@alishaikh3310) September 5, 2017
Such a great human you are ! Always ready to give wings to people's dreams ! Always ready to help others ! Man with golden n purest heart !— Gautam Gambhir Fans (@champggfans) September 5, 2017
Hats of to you Paa ji. More power to you.— Aditya Chaudhary (@hrypr) September 5, 2017
Well Done Gauti Bhai!!!! Showing your Responsibility as a Celebrity towards Society.... #Appreciate— abhi silswal (@AbhiSilswal707) September 5, 2017
Gambhir, who is always vocal about issues regarding India's armed forces, had announced earlier in the year that his foundation would pay for all the education expenses for children of 25 CRPF personnel martyred in an attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's south Sukma.
The left-hander stated that he would fund the education of these children through the Gautam Gambhir Foundation and that process to ensure the same was already underway.
The Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders had team sported black arm bands during an Indian Premier League match against Rising Pune Supergiant in Pune as a tribute to the martyred CRPF men.
The Delhi cricketer said it was not easy to focus on the match after the Chhattisgarh incident.
Even though the stylish left-hander isn't wearing India colors at the moment, he continues to strike a chord with fans off the field. In a touching initiative, Gambhir launched a campaign last month to feed the poor and hungry free of cost at West Patel Nagar in New Delhi. With the help of this initiative, Gambhir wants to make sure nobody goes hungry.
Impressed by Gambhir's heart-touching initiative, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan replied to the Kolkata Knight Riders' captain by tweeting: "Let me know my Captain how I can be of use to ur initiative. Bless u,".