Rao Visited The Colonel Family
CM KCR today visited Colonel Santosh Babu's residence in Suryapet and consoled the family members. Rao handed over Rs 4 crore cheque, appointment letter of group-1 job to the martyred wife along with papers of a house site. Rao handed over Rs 1 crore cheque to Santosh Babu's parents. The 711 sq yards of land was allotted near the KBR park in Jubilee Hills.
Rao traveled to Suryapet by road and reached Colonel Santosh Babu’s residence around 3.40 pm. He paid floral tributes to the martyr. Army officer, father of Colonel welcomed the Chief Minister and introduced his family members. The CM enquired about the well-being of Santosh's wife and children and assured all the support.
Ministers Vemula Prashanth Reddy, G Jagadish Reddy, Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, MP Santosh Kumar, and others accompanied Rao.
Colonel died on June 15 following a fight with the Chinese army at the Galwan Valley. He suffered serious injuries from stones that were hurled by the Chinese troops and succumbed. He was the commanding officer of the 16 Bihar infantry battalion of the Indian Army.