Siripuram Vishwanatham, A 72 years Kirana Store owner of Telangana state, has donated his all lifetime savings of Rs 50 lakh to Indian Armed Forces Welfare fund. He handed over the cheque of Rs 50 lakh to Governor of Telangana, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan at Raj Bhavan on 11 November, 2019.
Siripuram Vishwanatham once ran a Kirana Shop in Huzurnagar in Telangana. He shut down his shop about six months ago and now lives in an old-age home. He don’t have any wife or child and he didn’t want to leave his savings for his relatives so he decided to donate it to Indian Armed Forces Welfare funds.
Siripuram Vishwanatham had expressed the desire to donate his savings for Army Welfare to Zilla sainik welfare officer Sreenesh Nori. Currently he lives in an old-age home in Mattapalli village near Huzurnagar, Telangana.
Sreenesh Nori himself took him to meet Telangana Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan at Raj Bhavan where he handed over the cheque of Rs 50 lakh to Army Welfare Fund.
Governor Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan asked him to keep some money for himself then he told that he has already kept Rs 10 lakh in his bank account for his future requirements. After this, Governor appreciated the good will gesture of Siripuram Vishwanatham and honoured him by presenting a shawl.