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Gautam Gambhir to fund education of Zohra, daughter of martyred JK Cop

Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has always led the way when it comes to supporting the cause of the family members of Indian security forces and personnel.


  |  Updated On : September 05, 2017 03:19 PM
Gautam Gambhir - File Photo

Gautam Gambhir - File Photo

New Delhi :  

Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has always led the way when it comes to supporting the cause of the family members of Indian security forces and personnel.

The Delhi southpaw once again led from the front in extending a gesture of support and humanity by deciding to support the education of Zohra, the daughter of the assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police Abdul Rasheed who was martyred in an attack by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag.

Gambhir wrote an emotional message on twitter, "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 #daughterofIndia"

Gambhir, who doesn't shy away from raising issues regarding India's armed forces, had announced earlier in the year that his foundation would pay for all the education expenses for children of 25 CRPF personnel martyred in an attack by Maoists in Chhattisgarh's south Sukma.

The left-hander stated that he would fund the education of these children through the Gautam Gambhir Foundation and that process to ensure the same was already underway. The Gambhir-led Kolkata Knight Riders had team sported black arm bands during an Indian Premier League match against Rising Pune Supergiant in Pune as a tribute to the martyred CRPF men.

Even though the stylish left-hander isn't wearing India colors at the moment, he continues to a chord with fans off the field. In a touching initiative, Gambhir launched a campaign last month to feed the poor and hungry free of cost at West Patel Nagar in New Delhi. With the help of this initiative, Gambhir wants to make sure nobody goes hungry.

First Published: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 03:14 PM

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