In a heartwarming gesture, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir urged the Ministry of Defence to help a man, claiming to be war veteran, after he spotted him begging at Connaught Place in Delhi.
According to reports, Gambhir posted a picture of the man on Twitter and wrote,
"He's Mr Peethambaran, who served in the Indian Army in 1965 &1971 wars which can be verified by his ID."
As mentioned in the placard, the man is an ex-serviceman who participated in the Indo-Pak war of 1965 and 1971.
In his tweet, Gambhir requested the Defence Minstry to help the war veteran as he could not get help from the Indian army due to some technical reasons.
Defence Ministry was quick to respond and assured that they will provide complete support to the person in the picture.
Following this, Gambhir thanked the Defence Ministry for their prompt and elaborate support.
Thanks @adgpi for explaining in detail how they have taken care of Mr Peethabaran. From his hip replacement surgery to a monthly grant from Rajya Sainik Board, they have assisted him like their own. Grateful. Thanks @DefenceMinIndia @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/SVG8w1FMjM— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 2, 2019
Recently, Gautam Gambhir was also honoured with Padma Shri, the third highest civilian award in India.
Twitter was all up to praise him for his effort.
Thanks why We always love you @GautamGambhir .Real sportsman with nationalism at brain and heart for brave Army— प्रशांत पाटील (@prashant_pash46) February 2, 2019
Thanks to @Twitter , Your 1 tweet has changed the life of that man.— Million dollar baby (@imumesh01) February 2, 2019
@GautamGambhir Your concern in this regard Completely reflects your upbringing and how much you cares for Humanity.Proud of you and your Parents that they gave us a great son.Thanks for taking this matter in a positive direction.Jai Hind.— 🇮🇳Sarveshwar🇦🇺 (@Sarveshwar83) February 2, 2019
This effort by Gautam Gambhir was worth all the appreciation.