KCR Delivers on His Promise to Colonel's FamilyJun 24, 2020 10:18 AM
Telangana CM KCR has displayed his gratitute to late Colonel Santosh Babu's family by delivering on his promise. As we know during All-Party meeting with PM Modi, KCR has declared 5 crore rupees ex gratia to Colonel's family, a plot of land and one Government Job.
On 22nd CM KCR has visited Colonel Santosh Babu's family in Suryapet. CM has insited on taking a very small team along as the Corona situation in Suryapet. Minister Jagasihwar Reddy and CS Somesh Kumar accompanied CM KCR on his visit.
During the visit, CM KCR garlanded Santosh Babu's photo. He handed over a cheque of Rs 4 crore to Santosh’s wife, Santoshi, besides another Rs 1 crore to his parents, allocated a plot of 711 square yards in Banjara Hills to the family. KCR has also promised a Group-1 level job to Santoshi which is the cadre of deputy collector.
Santosh Babu who was the commanding officer in 16 Bihar Regiment was the only son to retired SBI bank chief manager Upender and Manjula. In the 15-year-career, Santosh had received a commendation from the army-chief after he had fought terrorists earlier in Kupwara in Kashmir. He was killed in ambush by Chinese soldiers in Galwan valley. He was survived by his parents, his wife Santoshi, nine-year-old daughter Abhigna and four-year-old son Anirudh.