Virender Sehwag shares Gangadhara Tilak Katnam post; this ex Indian Railways man is an inspiration, see how

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New Delhi | Updated: September 7, 2017 4:37:39 PM

Virender Sehwag posted the inspiring story of Gangadhara Tilak Katnam. The 66-year-old has been in the news for a while because of his social work but getting a mention from an international cricketer like Virender Sehwag is obviously special.

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Virender Sehwag, the man who once ruled our hearts with his volatile batting is now doing the same with his Tweets. The former Indian opener is highly active on micro blogging website Twitter and has made a name for his witty tweets. However, every now and then Sehwag comes up with something that inspires you and makes you emotional at the same time. Something similar happened on Thursday morning when the Delhi batsman posted the inspiring story of Gangadhara Tilak Katnam. The 66-year-old has been in the news for a while because of his social work but getting a mention from an international cricketer like Virender Sehwag is obviously special.

In a series of tweets, Sehwag talked about the work Katnam is doing. “Have you heard of Gangadhara Tilak Katnam. After retiring from Railways, he spends his time repairing the potholes on Hyderabad roads,” he posted in the first tweet. It happened like this as per Sehwag. “One day while driving his car, he fell into a pothole & splashed muddy water on to a few street kids nearby. He felt ashamed and spent 5000 Rs from his own pocket and filled the pothole.This incident moved him and since then he is a man on a mission,” Sehwag said.

The former Indian opener added that Katnam carries at least 8 to 10 bags of tar every day. “Gangadhara ji carries 8-10 gunny bags full of tar mixed gravel and wherever he spots a pothole he fills it. Salute to his dedication!” he said in the final tweet.

According to an earlier report by Jansatta, Katnam worked in Railways for 35 years before retiring in 2008. After staying in India for a while, Katnam went to live with his son in the US. He returned to India in 2010 and has been in Hyderabad since.

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