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National Award winner to get flat as gift

The Kulgaon-Badlapur Municipal Council has passed a resolution to give Machindra Gadkar - who won the National Award for best child artiste for his film Champion – a house in Badlapur.

mumbai Updated: May 22, 2011 00:45 IST
Kiran Sonawane

The Kulgaon-Badlapur Municipal Council has passed a resolution to give Machindra Gadkar - who won the National Award for best child artiste for his film Champion – a house in Badlapur.

Rajan Ghorpade, president, Kulgaon-Badlapur Municipal Council said, “When we heard that Gadkar was living in a rented flat and felt we should do give him a house because he has made Maharashtrians proud.”

Ghorpade added that officials told him about a Basic Services For the Urban Poor project currently underway at Badlapur, where flats admeasuring 300 sq feet are available. “If the state government permits, we will gift Gadkari a flat. We will meet chief minister Prithviraj Chavan with regards to this issue.”