Ram Kishan Grewal: What do we know about the man?

Published: 02nd November 2016 05:28 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2016 06:05 PM   |  A+A-


70-year-old Army veteran Ram Kishan Grewal

By Online Desk

The suicide of ex-serviceman Ram Kishan Grewal on the lawns behind Jawahar Bhan earlier today has captured headlines across the country. But really what do we know about the man? Here's what we know.

1.    Ram Kishan Grewal is a 70-year-old Army veteran from Bhiwani district in Haryana. His father's name is Nathu Ram

2.    He retired as subedar in 2004, after serving the Army for 28 years.

3.    After his retirement, he became sarpanch of Bamla village in Bhiwani.

4.    According to Hindustan Times, Ram Kishan was awarded the Nirmal Gram Puraskar by the then president Pratibha Patil in 2008 for his outstanding contribution to the welfare of his village.

5.    Grewal had been upset over the OROP issue for some time. He was an active participant in the OROP protest at Jantar Mantar.

6.    He along with three of his companions had come to New Delhi apparently to submit a memorandum to the Defence Ministry on the OROP issue.

7.    He is said to have sent a letter to Narendra Modi on the issue.

8.    On Tuesday morning he is said to have called and informed his family that he was going to commit suicide because his demands were not met.

9.    He drank poison on the lawns behind Jawahar Bhavan which houses the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday evening.

10.   Defence ministry claims wrong calculations made by the bank led to his pension being reduced to Rs 23,000 from the actual Rs 28,000.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp