K. Chandrashekar Rao, the Chief Ministee of Telangana, on the 22nd of June, met family of late Col. Santosh Babu’s family.
Colonel B. Santosh Babu, died on the night of the 15th of June, during a clash between India-China face off at Galwan Valley, Eastern Ladakh. KCR consoled the death of the soldier and gave a cheque of Rs. 5 crores to the family of Santosh Babu.
Rao reached Suryapet by road and visited the officer’s house. He handed over a cheque for Rs 4 crore to the Colonel’s wife Santoshi and cheque for another Rs 1 crore to his parents, who requested for the amount to be deposited for their granddaughter.
The Chief Minister also handed over a job letter to Santoshi, wife of late Santosh Babu.
The Telangana Government offered of her appointment to Group-1 job in the state, and documents on the allotment of a house site measuring 711 square yards in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.
he Colonel is survived by his father, mother Manjula, wife Santoshi, daughter Abhigna,9, and son Anirudh, 4.
KCR was accompanied by Ministers G Jagadish Reddy, Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and other officials.
Later, Santoshi said the Chief Minister told her that the government will appoint her in the department of her choice.
Meanwhile, Jagdish Reddy told reporters that a bronze statue of Colonel Santosh Babu will be installed at a traffic junction in the town and the area renamed after him.
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