Gautam Gambhir's decision to fund the education of Zohra, daughter of slain assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Kashmir police Abdul Rasheed had garnered appreciation from across India.
Gautam Gambhir’s decision to fund the education of Zohra, daughter of slain assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of Kashmir police Abdul Rasheed had garnered appreciation from across India. Zohra herself thanked the former Indian opener for offering a helping hand after her father was killed by militants in Anantnag Chowk on August 18. As per Zee News report, while thanking Gambhir for his gesture, the five-year old said that she and her family are extremely happy and added that she wants to be a doctor when she grows up. She said,”Thank you Gautam Sir. Me and my family are very happy with your gesture. I want to study and become a doctor,” reported Zee News.
Replying to this Gambhir took to Twitter and said that she is like his daughter and she need not worry about anything. He said,”Zohra beta, don’t thank me, u r like my daughters Aazeen & Anaiza. Heard u wana b a doctor.Just spread ur wings n chase ur dreams.WE R THERE.”
Zohra beta, don’t thank me, u r lik my daughters Aazeen & Anaiza. Heard u wana b a doctor.Just spread ur wings n chase ur dreams.WE R THERE.[Ad]Earning above 30000? Apply for a LIFETIME FREE Credit Card! Get upto Rs 1000 AMAZON voucher. Apply now on BankBazaar.
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) September 5, 2017
His manager Dinesh Chopra said that the Gautam Gambhir Foundation (GGF) would support her education lifetime. As per PTI report, he said,”Gautam will be supporting Zohra’s education for lifetime starting now.”
When asked whether Gambhir will meet the little girl, Chopra said,”This is not a photo opportunity for Gautam. This is a chance to help someone build her future and also pray to God that no child has to face this kind of a tragedy.”
As per Zee News report, S P Vaid, Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police welcomed the announcement made by Gambhir and said the tragedy had moved people to finally come out to help. He, said,”The picture of Zohra is the actual reflection of kins of terror victims and I hope that it moves some people across the border who keep on pushing arms, ammunition, and terrorists into the Valley.”