Forty years after retirement, IAF man donates over Rs 1 cr to defence ministry
NEW DELHI: It is rightly said that you can take the soldier out of Army but you cannot take the Army out of the soldier. Meet 74-year-old CBR Prasad, a retired airman who has donated almost entire savings of his life to the Ministry of Defence.
"After 9 years I left the Indian Air Force (IAF) because the Indian Railways offered me a good job. Unfortunately, I did not get that job. I started a small poultry farm for my livelihood. Fortunately, I did well," he told ANI.
"After fulfilling my family responsibilities, I thought I should give back to the defence whatever I got from there. I decided to give Rs 1.08 crore to the defence forces," added Prasad.
He met defence minister Rajnath Singh here on Monday and handed over the cheque to him.
Prasad started poultry farming and worked hard for 30 years. With the aim of helping society, he has also set up a sports university.
Prasad served in the IAF for around nine years before he left it.
Asked if his family approved the idea, the retired air-warrior says, "Absolutely, no problem. I have given my daughter 2 per cent of my property and one per cent to my wife. Rest 97 per cent, I am giving back to the society."
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Nationcomesfirst•Mother INDIA•2 hours ago
Wow!!! Supreme service to the nation. Best wishes..
哇! ! !
Rohit Nagpal•Unknown•3 hours ago
this kind of people deserve bharat ratna
sreekumar sreekumar•4 hours ago
Real patriotic and a true warrior Salute his honour and dedication of spirits
ggn ggn•4 hours ago
Great, salute to the soldier
only facts•5 hours ago
He could have shared his money with Kids of those who died in the line of duty for their education.The defence Ministry has no dearth of funds in any case.
mohan b•6 hours ago
Not able to understand, because 1 crore is big amount.
Prabhakar Mallavarpu•6 hours ago
Hopefully our Retd,Minister''s arealso going ahead and will donate their entire earnings.Great salute to this Gentleman..