Andhra CM hands over Rs. 25 lakh cheque to Siachen braveheart’s kin

Hyderabad: Andhra Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Tuesday handed over a compensation cheque of Rs. 25 lakhs to the family of Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed, who was one of the ten soldiers to have died in an avalanche that hit the Indian Army’s Siachen base.

The decision in this regard was taken yesterday at a Cabinet meeting, which was chaired by Naidu. The Cabinet also decided that a member of Ahmed’s family will be given a government job.

Earlier in the day, rich tributes were paid to Sepoy Mustaq Ahmed when his mortal remains arrived at the Begumpet airport in Hyderabad from New Delhi. (ANI)