Bedi, companies are coming forward to help Limba Ram

NEW DELHI: Former Cricket Captain From India Bishan Singh Bedi , Business Houses And Different Individuals Popped Up To Help The Legend About Archery Limba Ram On Tuesday, A Day After TOI Reported Exclusively About The Deterioration In Health Of The Triple Olympian. Limba Suffers From A Life-threatening Neurodegenerative Disease And Is Looking For Financial Support To Finance His Treatment. He Is Included Here In AIIMS.

Later In The Evening, Responding To The TOI Report, Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Announced Additional Rs Five Lakh Medical Insurance For Limba." My Prayers Are With Padma Shri Limba Ram Ji And His Family. Wishing For His Speedy Recovery," Rathore Tweeted. Sports Authority Of India (SAI) Also Informed That Its Officials With Limba On Tuesday And Promised That The Financial Help Was On Its Way.

This Correspondent, Too, Received Calls And Mails From Individuals, Looking At A Helping Hand To Limba.

Bedi, Who Was Moved By The Duty Of Limba; Dr. Kale Positively Responded, Assuring That He Would Personally Monitor Limba's Condition.

Bedi Said Limba's Case Needs To Be Dealt With With A Fair Amount Of Compassion And The Sports Ministry Should Ensure Health Insurance For All The Leading Sports Persons Or Past And Present.

" I Think The Answer To The Plight Of These Sports Persons Lies In Health Insurance For Them. It's Not Much Of A Deal To Get These Athletes Covered. It Requires A Bit Of Commitment. Or Compassion Is Desirable For Him," Said Bedi, Adding He Has Also Texted Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore For Support.

" If The BCCI Can Insure All Its Cricketers, Be It First-class Or International, Why Can't The Sports Ministry? The Fact Remains This Chap (Limba) Is Suffering And He Demands Attention For His Contribution To Indian Archery," He Added .

Archery Association Of India's (AAI) Former President, BVP Rao, And Limba's Wife, Merian Jenny, But Similar Sentiments And Said The Ministry Should Provide Health Insurance To Former Sports Presses, Particularly Olympians.