1. In heart-warming move, Gautam Gambhir says will pay for education of Kashmir martyr’s daughter Zohra, whose photo had gone viral

In heart-warming move, Gautam Gambhir says will pay for education of Kashmir martyr’s daughter Zohra, whose photo had gone viral

Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has extended a helping hand and said he will bear the expenses for the education of Zohra, the daughter of the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police Abdul Rasheed who was martyred.

By: | New Delhi | Published: September 5, 2017 3:24 PM
Gautam Gambhir, f Kashmir martyr's daughter Zohra, Jammu and Kashmir, Anantnag district, Zohra news, ASI Abdul Rashid daughter Zohra, education Gautam Gambhir has extended a helping hand and said he will bear the expenses for the education of Zohra. (Gautam Gambhir/ Twitter)

In a heart warming gesture, Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has extended a helping hand and said he will bear the expenses for the education of Zohra, the daughter of the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police Abdul Rasheed who was martyred in a terrorist attack in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir. Her photo had gone massively viral earlier. Gambhir took to Twitter and expressed his pain saying, “Zohra,I can’t put u 2 sleep wid a lullaby but I’ll help u 2 wake up 2 live ur dreams. Will support ur education 4 lifetime. Zohra,plz don’t let those tears fall as i doubt even Mother Earth can take d weight of ur pain. Salutes to ur martyred dad ASI, Abdul Rashid.” Gambhir also shared, in his tweet, the heart-wrenching photos of Zohra crying at her father’s wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar.
The Jammu and Kashmir Police had also reached out to Zohra with a message on the Facebook page of the DIG of South Kashmir. “My Dear Zohra, Your tears have shaken many hearts.The sacrifice made by your father will always be remembered. You are too young to understand as to why this happened. People responsible for such violence who attack the lawful symbol of the state and society are indeed insane and enemy of humanity.Your father like all of us represented Jammu Kashmir police force- a hallmark of valour and sacrifice, ” the message reads.

Earlier, Gambhir had also announced that his foundation would pay for the education of the children of 25 CRPF personnel as they were martyred in a Maoist attack in Sukma, Chattisgarh.

ASI Abdul Rashid was shot on Aug 28 when militants fired upon him in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, police said. Rashid, was on duty without a weapon, at Mehandi Kadal in Anantnag when militants fired at and injured him. He received bullet injury in his abdomen and was rushed to district hospital Anantnag, from where he was referred to Army s 92 base hospital at Badamibagh cantonment here for specialis treatment. However, despite efforts by doctors at the hospital, Rashid succumbed to injuries, the official said, as per PTI.

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