Rs 1 lakh aid for Ambedkarís widow

New Delhi, June 21

The Union Home Minister Mr L.K. Advani, has sanctioned Rs 1 lakh from the Home Ministerís Discretionary Grant to Mrs Savita Ambedkar, widow of late Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

This aid was given to her after learning that Mrs Ambedkar (90), had been suffering from health and financial problems, a Home Ministry spokesperson told newspersons today.

The Home Minister also wrote to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr Vilasrao Deshmukh, urging him to consider her case favourably for grant of family pension from the state government.

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Source: Tribune News Service
Referred by: Mukandan CM
Published on: June 23, 2001
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