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Bismillah Khan's progeny gets free admission
August 08, 2003 18:17 IST
After giving Rs 200,000 from the chief minister's relief fund to Ustad Bismillah Khan, Karnataka's S M Krishna has accepted the ailing artist's request for a free medical seat in a college for his granddaughter.
The chief minister's secretariat in Bangalore said on Friday that Manisha Raza, granddaughter of the Ustad, and her father Zaffer Raza came to the city on August 31.
They called on Krishna, presented a pot of sacred 'Ganga Jal' as a token of gratitude and handed him a letter from the Ustad, thanking him for the financial help.
In that letter, the shehnai maestro had sought Krishna's help in securing a medical seat for his granddaughter.
Krishna, on being told about the impressive educational record of Manisha and moved by the bad financial condition of the family, requested liquor baron Aadikeshuvulu, chairman of the private Vaidehi Medical College, to offer a seat to the girl.
Aadikeshuvulu not only agreed to grant a free medical seat in the management quota, but also to waive the entire fees for Manisha till the completion of the five-year-course.
On Thursday Manisha received her admission certificate from the college from the hands of the chief minister.