A year later, on August 7, 2014, Tendulkar sent him a positive reply assuring him of all the assistance for the school. He confirmed Rs 76,21,050 for the Gobindapur Makrampur Swarnamoyee Sasmal Siksha Niketan from his MPLAD fund.
Uttam Kumar was left frustrated after his plea was rejected by Suryakanta Mishra (a five-time MLA) and Prabodh Panda (who was in the House from 2001-14) and one fortunate day, he searched for Sachin’s official email address and asked for help. Rest is history.
Tendulkar has already funded 75 per cent of the amount and the remaining amount would be provided on production of the utilization certificate, which was recently submitted.