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Different strokes - This latest venture makes cricket star Gautam Gambhir special

Gautam Gambhir Foundation is involved in various philanthropic activities. A free community kitchen is one more endeavour by the former Indian cricketer

cricket Updated: Aug 01, 2017 13:44 IST
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Gautam Gambhir’s foundation has started a free community kitchen in Delhi’s West Patel Nagar. This is part of the cricketer’s philanthropic endeavour.
Gautam Gambhir’s foundation has started a free community kitchen in Delhi’s West Patel Nagar. This is part of the cricketer’s philanthropic endeavour. (Twitter)

Gautam Gambhir’s foundation has started a free community kitchen in West Delhi from Monday. The cricketer himself supervised the Day 1 operations in the West Patel Nagar area.

In a telling message to his followers, Gambhir said that launching the daily free kitcen is nothing short of winning a cricket World Cup of an IPL. Gambhir has won the IPL twice with Kolkata Knight Riders.

The former Indian cricketer is involved in various public activities and is known for his strong views on the security of the country and the challenges it faces from terrorists.

In April, Gambhir, had pledged to bear the full expenses of the children of 25 CRPF personnel killed in an ambush by Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s south Sukma area.

“On Wednesday morning, I picked up newspapers and saw gut-wrenching pictures of the daughters of two CRPF men killed in the latest attacks.

“One was saluting her martyred father while in the other picture, the howling young woman was being consoled by her relative,” Gambhir had written in his column for Hindustan Times.

To start a free community kitchen is one more example of the cricketer’s golden heart.