Woman IAS officer Inayat Khan adopts girl children of Pulwama martyrs
First Published 14, Feb 2020, 3:21 PM IST
It's been one year since the ghastly Pulwama attack that took the lives of 40 brave CRPF jawans. This incident shook the entire nation then. Bollywood stars, government officials and other citizens of the country had come forward offering help to the families of the martyrs. Among those who came forward to help, one of them was a woman IAS officer hailing from the Muslim community.
This is the story of a woman IAS officer Inayat Khan from Bihar's Sheikhpura . She had grabbed headlines last year when she said that she would adopt the girl children of Pulwama martyrs .
The IAS officer decided to adopt girl children of two jawans, who lost their lives in the dastardly attack that took place on February 14, 2019.
Ratan Thakur and Sanjay Kumar were among the 40 jawans, who lost their lives in the Pulwama attack. Inayat Khan announced that she would adopt their girl kids soon after the attack last year.
Inayat Khan had donated two days of her salary to the families of the martyrs, and had appealed to others to do the same in 2019.
The woman bureaucrat also requested other officials in her district to come forward and offer help.
She belongs to the 2012 batch of Bihar cadre. She is currently posted in Bihar's Sheikhpura as the district magistrate. She secured 176th rank in the 2011 UPSC exam
She hails from Agra in Uttar Pradesh. She also studied engineering there. After working in the software industry for a year, she then chose to become an IAS officer.