Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Monday, June 22, 2020 visited Suryapet to personally meet and console the family members of Col Santosh Babu who was martyred in the Indo-China clashes recently on the border.
The CM has personally handed over the letter appointing Col Santosh
Babu's wife Santoshi as the Group I officer. He also handed over the
documents allotting 711 sq yards of house site in Banjara Hills in
Hyderabad to Santoshi. The CM gave a cheque for Rs 4 crore to
Santoshi and Rs 1 crore cheque to Col Santosh’s parents.
KCR along with Ministers G Jagdeesh Reddy, Vemula Prashanth Reddy,
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar reached Suryapet.
He paid floral tributes to Col Santosh. Later, he consoled Col
Santosh’s wife Santoshi, parents Manjula, Upender, sister Sruthi.
The CM spoke to Col Santosh’s children Abhigna, Anirudh Teja. The CM
hailed Col Santosh for sacrificing his precious life for the
protection of the country. The CM said he was very upset with the
death of Col Santosh. He assured that he would stand by Col Santosh’s
family at all times. He said the family members could contact him
whenever they need anything. The CM urged minister Jagdeesh Reddy to
take care of the family.
Rajya Sabha members J Santosh Kumar, Badugula Lingaiah, Legislative
Council deputy chairman Neti Vidyasagar, MLAs Gyadari Kishore, Bollam
Mallaiah Yadav, Chilumarthi Lingaiah, Bhoopal Reddy, Saidireddy, ZP
chairperson Deepika Yugandhar, Municipal chairperson Annapurnamma,
DCCB chairman Gongadi Mahender Reddy, TRS general secretary
Takkellapalli Ravinder Rao and others participated in the programme.