New Delhi: Soon after senior Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir pledged his support for Kashmir martyr’s daughter Zohra saying he will provide lifetime education for her, the five-year-old thanked the left-hander for his wonderful gesture.
Zohra, who emerged as the anguished face of terror in Jammu and Kashmir after her father was killed by militants last month, today thanked the cricketer for his support.
“I want to thank Gautam Sir for his help,” she said.
Zohra told reporters she and her family were happy when informed about Gambhir’s pledge of lifetime support for her education.
“I want to study and become a doctor,” Zohra said.
In his reply, Gambhir asked Zohra not to thank him but spread her wings to achieve her dreams.
“Zohra beta, don’t thank me, u r lik my daughters Aazeen & Anaiza. Heard u wana b a doctor. Just spread ur wings n chase ur dreams.WE R THERE,” he tweeted.
On September 5, Gambhir took to social media to inform that he will bear expenses of lifetime education for Zohra.
On August 28, Rashid lost his life when militants fired at him at Mehandi Kadal in Anantnag District of Jammu and Kashmir. Images of Zohra weeping inconsolably at her father’s wreath-laying ceremony in Srinagar had gone viral and moved many.
This is not the first time when the Delhi cricketer has come out in support of the armed forces and their children.
Earlier in April, Gambhir pledged to bear the educational expenses of children of the 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, who were killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma District.