Cricketer Gautam Gambhir urged the Ministry of Defence and Army to help a man. The picture of someone claiming to be an army veteran, when he spotted him begging in streets of Connaught Place in Delhi.

In a heartwarming gesture, Gautam Gambhir raised the voice of an ex-army man, who was begging at Delhi’s Connaught Place. Without thinking twice, former cricketer Gautam Gambhir took army man’s voice to Twitter and informed the army as well as Ministry of Defence about this person. His efforts were fruitful as Ministry of Defence reacted frequently and gave assurance of taking the right action to help him.

Gautam Gambhir tweeted about this case and he wrote, ” Thanks to Indian Army for explaining in detail how they have taken care of Mr. Peethabaran. From his hip replacement surgery to a monthly grant from Rajya Sainik Board, they have assisted him like their own. Grateful. Thanks, Defence Ministry of India.


Recently, former Cricketer Gautam Gambhir was honored with Padma Shri, which is the third highest civilian award. He is famous for his various act of humanity and a true example of humanity still exists.

According to reports, the person in the picture, Mr. Peethambaran served in the Indian Army in the year of 1965 & 1971 wars. As mentioned in his ID, the man is an ex-serviceman of the Indo-Pak war in 1965 and 1971. He was begging around the streets of Connaught place and Gambhir posted about him. He requested the Defence Ministry to help him and they replied that the complete support has been provided to the person.

Following this, Gautam Gambhir deleted the last tweet and again thanked the Defence Ministry and Army for their prompt and elaborate support with a new tweet.

Twitterati praised Gautam Gambhir’s step towards humanity and there’s no doubt why he has a huge list of followers.


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