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.