Govt sanctions Rs 1.50 lakh for former chess player

New Delhi: Sports Minister M S Gill on Saturday sanctioned an aid of Rs 1.50 lakh for former chess player
Nasar Ali Syed from the National Welfare Fund for

"Dr M S Gill, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports
has sanctioned an ex-gratia assistance of Rs 1.50 lakh from
National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons to Nasar Ali Syed, a
former chess player who is living in indigent condition," a
Ministry release said.

Syed had played chess at national and international level
from 1967-1969.

"Taking into consideration his financial position, the
Sports Minister has sanctioned ex-gratia payment of Rs 1.50
lakh to Syed," the release said.

Under the Scheme of National Welfare Fund for
Sportspersons, the Ministry provides lump sum financial
assistance to outstanding sportspersons of the past, who are
facing financial distress.

During the last three years, the Ministry has extended
ex-gratia financial assistance to 18 former sportspersons
living in indigent circumstances, the release said.



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