Telangana govt appoints martyr Col Santosh Babu’s wife as Dy Collector

The government also provides Santoshi with 711 sq yards of land at Banjara Hills in capital Hyderabad

Updated 8:06 PM, 23 July, 2020
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A month after Col Santosh Babu was killed in violent clashes with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Wednesday (July 23) handed over the letter of appointment as Deputy Collector and also a house site in the Hyderabad to Babu’s wife Santoshi, The Times of India reported.

According to an official release, Rao had lunch with 20 members of Santoshi’s family at Pragati Bhavan, the official residence of the Chief Minister. He assured them that the state government would always stand by Col Santosh Babu’s family.

Earlier, Hyderabad Collector Sweta Mohanty and ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA Gadari Kishore Kumar handed over the documents pertaining to the allotment of 711 sq yards of land at Banjara Hills to Santoshi, who thanked the Chief Minister and the Collector for the help.

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On June 22, the Chief Minister, during his visit to Santoshi’s house in Suryapet, pledged his government’s full support to the family. Rao handed over cheques for ₹5 crore, a letter appointing Santoshi as a Group I service officer in the state government and documents allotting a house site of 711 sq yards at the Banjara Hills.

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