Ravi Kumar, a 42 year old resident of Rampur, Uttar Pradesh is a basic wage earner and has to take care of the household expenses along with his family which consists of his parents, wife and child. In October 2015, was diagnosed with Lymphoma Cancer and the treatment for it has already costed him around Rs. 15 lakh. There was no way he could have managed to arrange more money without any help. But then, who would help a man fighting a losing battle with this disease.
Akhilesh Yadav, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh came to Ravi’s rescue on hearing about his condition. The People’s CM extended financial help to him of Rs. 4 lakh, so that he can carry on with the treatment. Ravi who was visibly grateful said, “If it wasn’t for Akhilesh Yadav, I don’t know what I would have done.” He had also applied for Prime Minister’s Relief Fund but did not get any response from the Central Government, but got immediate help from the State Relief Fund.
His entire family thanks the CM for his care and support.