Former India cricketer and KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir has extended a hand of help towards the children of all the 25 CRPF jawans killed in the deadly Maoist ambush in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Monday.
Gambhir announced that his organisation, the ‘Gautam Gambhir Foundation’, will bear full expenses of the slain personnel’s children. The prolific run-getter was shaken up on seeing newspaper pictures of the aggrieved kin of two martyrs, and his heart went out for the little ones.
“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 deceased father while in the other picture, the howling young woman was being consoled by her relative,” Gambhir wrote in a column for a leading Indian daily.
When KKR took the field on Wednesday against RPS in Pune, they wore black armbands as a show of respect to the 25 martyrs.
Gambhir had also, recently, tweeted vocally in support of the Indian armed forces in Kashmir and rather controversially said that for each blow on an Indian jawan, a 100 Jihadi lives should be taken.