Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Friday, June 19, 2020 announced Rs 5 crore exgratia to the family of Colonel Santosh Babu, who was martyred during faceoff with Chinese soldiers in Ladakh recently. Col Santhosh is the native of Suryapet town in Telangana State.
This is said to be the highest-ever exgratia announced by any government in India so far.
KCR also announced a housing plot to the family besides Group-1 job to the wife of Col Santosh Babu.
KCR stated that he will personally visit the family members of Col Santosh Babu and handover the state government's help..
KCR also announced Rs 10 lakh each to the families of remaining 19 soldiers who were martyred during faceoff with Chinese Army in Ladakh. The amount will be handed over to these families through Union Defense Ministry on behalf of Telangana government.