Tiger cub named after Ladakh hero Col Santosh Babu


Naveen S Garewal 

Tribune News Service 

Hyderabad, August 16 

The Hyderabad Zoo has named one of many three male cubs born to a Royal Bengal tigress after Colonel Santosh Babu, the braveheart who laid down his life throughout a violent conflict with the Chinese troops in Ladakh. 

One of the three cubs has been named “Santosh” in honour of the late Army officer, Nehru Zoological Park curator N Kshitija introduced whereas hoisting the nationwide flag on Independence Day. 

He disclosed that tigress Asha had given beginning to 3 male cubs in the course of the lockdown, the 2 different cubs have been named “Surya” and “Sankalp’.  

Col Santosh Babu’s widow Santoshi formally joined because the Deputy Collector in Telangana after assembly Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and submitted her becoming a member of report. 

Chief Minister Okay Chandrashekhar Rao had handed over the appointment letter to Santoshi on July 22. He had additionally requested his Secretary Smita Sabharwal to be with Santoshi until she will get correct coaching and settles down in her job.  

Besides being appointed as Deputy Collector, the household of Col Babu has additionally been allotted a plot measuring 711 sq. yards in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Earlier the state additionally gave a cheque of Rs four crore to Santoshi, spouse of the slain colonel and Rs 1 crore to Upendar and Manjula, mother and father of Col Santosh Babu. 



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