A rarest of rare gesture which many might have read in the school books of how a good samaritan Raja help his people when they are in distress. Akin to that, the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao, on Thursday stopped his convoy only to rescue a disabled old man. Moved the pathetic plight of the man on the street, he immediately directed officials to sanction him pension and a two-bedroom house.
This has happened while Chief Minister was returning from a private programme in Toli Chowki neighbourhood when he found an aged, disabled person with a memorandum in his hand standing on the road.
KCR, as Rao is popularly known, stopped his convoy, got off from his car, went to him and personally enquired about his problem.
The person introduced himself as Mohammed Salim. He told the Chief Minister that he was a driver but for the past nine years suffering from ailments. He said he broke his leg four years ago when he fell from a building. He said his son’s health is also not good and that he has no house of his own.
Responding immediately, the Chief Minister directed Hyderabad Collector Shwetha Mohanty to release a disability pension to Salim and allot a two-bedroom house. The Collector went to Salim’s house and after an inquiry, sanctioned the pension and two bed-room house. The Collector promised that expenses for Salim’s treatment will be borne by the government and his son will be provided financial assistance from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).