Former Hyderabad Ranji skipper becomes a Good Samaritan

The 65- year-old former all-rounder, who played in four Tests in 1979 against the visiting West Indies and Australia, has been involved in charity work in Strabane.

By Author  |  Published: 23rd May 2020  12:24 amUpdated: 22nd May 2020  10:47 pm

Far away in Ireland, former Hyderabad Ranji skipper MV Narasimha Rao has been busy otherwise. The 65- year-old former all-rounder, who played in four Tests in 1979 against the visiting West Indies and Australia, has been involved in charity work in Strabane.

Rao along with his Community Volunteers workers came in praise from Ireland Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey. The minister visited the community centre to personally greet the volunteers. “It was nice on the part of the minister to appreciate our work from the ethnic group,’’ said Rao, who is now settled in Ireland.

Talking from Ireland, Rao said they have made a food bank at one centre and from there they distribute the boxes to different people, who have been isolated because of Coronavirus. “We make boxes and supply the food. We also give medicines to people. Five or six girls, including my daughter Kamini, make it a point to purchase the medicines.

They take the calls and distribute among the affected people. They send the message and two of us go and put them outside the houses of the affected people. We inform them in advance and tell them we will come at appointed time,’’ said Rao. Bobjee, as he is affectionately by his friends, said it is seven weeks since they have been in this noble work. “I go for three days. Apart from the supplies we get from the government, we also get donations. The Super Markets also help us in this noble work,’’ he added.


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