UTTAR PRADESH :
Cricketers congratulate Mohammad Kaif on crossing 10,000 first-class runs
A solid middle-order batsman and a live-wire on the field, Mohammad Kaif still holds a special place in the hearts of Team India fans, despite last playing an international match over a decade back. He continues to ply his trade at the domestic level, captaining Chattisgarh in the Ranji Trophy. He recently completed a personal milestone in his career, going past 10,000 first-class runs.
In 178 matches, he averages 39.84, with 19 centuries to his credit. He featured in a total of 125 ODIs and 13 Tests for the national side in a career that extended from 2000-2006. He was also part of the 2003 World Cup team. He played a stellar role in the finals of the 2002 NatWest series, steering India home with an unbeaten 87. He came into the limelight when he captained the Indian U-19 team to victory in 2000.
In 2014, he jumped into the political bandwagon, joining the Indian National Congress ahead of the Loksabha elections.
Cricketers took to Twitter to congratulate the 35-year old on reaching the landmark.
source: http://www.sportskeeda.com / SportsKeeda.com / Home> Cricket> First Class Cricket / by Aadya Sharma @aadyasharma20 / October 10th, 2016
Malappuram , KERALA :
Last year he gave 15 acres to set up a PG study campus
“There is nothing worth writing about me” says A.P. Bapu Haji, an octogenarian landlord who has been on a land donation spree for years. For Haji, 84, who hails from Adakkakundu village near Kalikavu in Malappuram, donating vast areas of his own land is nothing but sharing the grace of God with fellow beings. He hates publicity for that.
Haji is busy with the works of old care homes for the aged and downtrodden, which are being built in three acres of land he donated. Haji has spent nearly Rs 1 crore for the Hima care homes named ‘Sneha veedu’ for the elderly who have nobody to look after. Ten such homes are nearing completion in his village.
The story of Haji is moving. In 1974, he donated five acres of land for setting up a high school in his village. Last year, he gave away 15 acres of land for a charity organisation to set up a post-graduate study campus near Kalikavu. Haji and wife lead a humble life with farming and have no children. There are many labourers around him to look after his farming. “I consider that this is my duty,” Haji sums up his charity acts.
Haji was recently in the news when the head of CRPF inspector Harjinder Singh, posted in Kalikavu as part of the elections, called on him to praise him for his exemplary services.
source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com / Deccan Chronicle / Home> Nation> In Other News / by N M Salih, Deccan Chronicle / May 18th, 2016