Indian hockey player Yuvraj Walmiki had no electricity at his place for over three decades. But a meeting with hockey legend Dhanraj Pillay changed everything. Pillay met up with a Maharashtra minister afterwards and ensured that Walmiki had electricity at his place within three hours.
This incident was recalled by none other that Pillay himself at an event organised by NCP’s Youth wing in Mumbai.
Pillay recalled, “I am telling this for the first time. In Walmiki’s house, almost for 35 to 40 years, there was no electricity. At that time, Ajit dada (Ajit Pawar) was in the Maharashtra Government. I went to meet him along with Yuvraj, and within three hours, after I left Ajit Dada’s office and came home, there was electricity in (their) house.”
Yuvraj Walmiki hails from Mumbai and comes from a humble background. He was a member of the Indian team which played the Asian Champions Trophy in 2011. He also was a part of the 2014 Indian World Cup squad.
Yuvraj’s brother Devinder has also represented the India and was a part of the 2016 Rio Olympics squad.
The minister which Pillay was praising was Ajit Pawar who is an influential member of the NCP and held various portfolios, including energy, in the Congress-NCP Government which was in power in Maharashtra from 1999 to 2014.
Whether this story is true or only political exaggeration, only Walmiki can confirm.