Social media's power is indisposable these days. We have come across too many instances where a single tweet with a noble intention has done the wonder. That should be the true utility of reaching lakhs of people at one moment, isn't it? When a public figure is involved, the reach is even stronger and the message is impactful. Something similar happened when Gautam Gambhir took to Twitter to share about a former army man who, driven by poverty, resorted to begging.
The man, named Mr Peethambaran, served in Indian army during the India-Pakistan wars of 1965 and 1971, read Gambhir's earlier tweet, now deleted. The poster held by the man also said that he was a part of the Indo-China conflict of 1967 that took place around Nathula Pass. The Defence Ministry was quick to take note. On Saturday night, we came across Gambhir's tweet, thanking the ministry for their prompt action. His hip replacement surgery was taken care of, and he was also promised a monthly grant.
The former cricketer's gesture won hearts. The comments section was quite proof!
In December 2018, Gambhir announced retirement from all forms of Cricket. There were rumours of he joining politics, which he rubbished. Politics or no politics, he remains the compassionate citizen that we all like!