Tanjore: The 52 years old K Ravichandran is a resident of Azhivaical village in Thanjavur, who is well known in the locality for his philanthropic deeds, and did not hesitate to extend his helping hand when M.K. Stalin appealed for contribution to the Chief Minister’s Public Relief Fund to fight COVID-19. The visually challenged man sold his two calves that he bought from the savings of monthly financial assistance and had been raising them for his 17 years – old son Sanjay’s higher studies who just finished his Class 12. He leads a humble life with small earnings from odd jobs that help him meet his ends.
The enthusiastic contributor has helped many people in his locality to get governmental assistance by approaching related officers. Ravichandran decided to sell his calves and contribute the money to the CM’s relief fund when Chief Minister called for public contribution towards combating COVID-19.
With his family’s consent, he sold both calves for Rs 6,000 and handed over the money to Thanjavur Collector M Govinda Rao on Wednesday. “Ever since the Chief Minister asked for public contribution, I have been trying to save money but failed. Now, I don’t regret selling the calves raised for my son’s education but feel contented after handing over the money to the Collector,” Ravichandran said, according to a news source.