Pradeep Kumar Gupta or Prads or Prads Da is how he is known to me and to thousands of other Nehruites who have literally eaten his “namak” over the last 20 (may be 30 years). He wasn’t just a random shopkeeper but someone who cared and was always in jovial mode. But today – he is in trouble. He is struggling to pay hospital bills for his mother and it will not be wrong to say that he is depressed because of the same. A few posts on a facebook group prompted us to set up a fund collection / crowd funding drive to help him out. Most of the Nehruites (and I presume only those will be landing on this page) would remember him fondly as a friend. Well guess what – you can be his friend in need today.
Update 6th Sep – 4:45 PM – Required amount of money has been collected. Thanks a lot for supporting this campaign. However, please leave your contact details and the amount of money you wish to donate on the link below. We will get in touch with you if further need arises.Leave your contact details Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter
Q1. Why does Prads need financial help? Because his mother is in a hospital The bills have run into high lacs, which he cannot afford. We are all trying to pitch in.
Q2. How much money does he need? Roughly 5 Lakhs While the exact amount is not known, we are trying to collect as much as we can via this route. Ashutosh Ranjan, current Hall President of Nehru Hall, is coordinating this effort.
Q4. How will the money reach Prads? Ashutosh will hand deliver the money to him.
Q5. How is this website involved? I, Ravi Handa – founder of this website, have spent around half a decade in Nehru hall. Most of my time in KGP was spent inside the hostel and there were numerous occasions when I did not have cash on hand and Prads generously gave me stuff. I do feel an emotional bond with him and trying to help in any way I can.
Q6. Is there any alternate way of making the payment? Yes. You can transfer the money directly to Ashutosh. His bank account details are Name:-Ashutosh Ranjan; Account No.-32437398734; Bank- SBI, IIT KGP; IFSC- SBIN0000202; Swift Code-SBININBB339
Q7. Which medium can I use for making the payment? The gateway accepts all leading credit cards and debit cards. Net banking option is also available.
Q8. I am currently US and the payment gateway is not accepting my credit / debit card? You can talk to your bank to remove the RISK tag. The debit card will work after that. Alternatively, you can transfer the amount to Ashutosh Ranjan’s bank account. He is the current Hall President of Nehru. He is co-ordinating the effort on ground. His bank account details are: Name:-Ashutosh Ranjan; Account No.-32437398734; Bank- SBI, IIT KGP; IFSC- SBIN0000202; Swift Code-SBININBB339