Gautam Gambhir donates IPL prize money to CRPF’s Sukma attack victims
Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir donated the prize money he received to the kin of the Sukma attack victims after winning the Man-of-the-Match award in the Indian Premier League.Updated: Apr 29, 2017 14:47 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Gautam Gambhir has shown how large hearted he is. After pledging that he will bear the educational expenses of the children of the 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who were killed in an attack by the Maoists in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma on Monday, he went a step further to donate the prize money he received for winning the Man-of-the-Match award on Friday evening.
The Kolkata Knight Riders captain played a match-winning knock of 71 not out in the 2017 Indian Premier League to guide his team to a seven wicket victory over the Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
When he was declared the Man-of-the-Match, the skipper said he would like to donate the prize money to the kin of security personnel who lost their lives in the attack.
"The Gautam Gambhir Foundation will take care of the entire education expenses of the children of these martyrs." https://t.co/nUlKnB5dwz— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) April 28, 2017
Backing the move, Union Minister of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation M. Venkaiah Naidu took to his Twitter account and complimented the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper for setting an example.
As many as 25 CRPF personnel were killed and six others were injured in the attacks by the Maoists in Sukma.
The attack took place on personnel of the CRPF’s 74th Battalion as they were assisting the local population in road building activity in the district.
(With inputs from ANI)
First Published: Apr 29, 2017 14:39 IST