Yes. Murtaza Ali Hamid, a Kota resident has decided to donate his huge fortune – Rs. 110 crores for the welfare of armed forces including families of Pulwama Martyrs. This is the hugest amount so far to be donated individually in Prime Minister Relief Fund.
Murtaza currently works as a scientist in Mumbai. He had written a mail to PMO and requested PM’s appointment to personally meet and hand him over the cheque. PMO responded to his request and confirmed his meeting with Narendra Modi in two to three days.
According to media reports, Murtaza will hand over the cheque of Rs. 110 crores to Prime Minister Modi and for this he is prepared with all required documents. He had written a mail to Prime Minister Office on 25 February and requested the prime minister to meet him. After that, he received a response from the PMO that his meeting time with the prime minister would be communicated in two to three days.
Murtaza is visually challenged. He is a commerce graduate from Kota and runs his ancestral business of automobile.
Murtaza is also a scientist. He had invented fuel burn radiation technology which can trace any vehicle, camera or object without a GPS.
According to a TOI report, he regrets that had his scientific innovation been recognised timely by the government, tragic incidents like Pulwama attack could have been checked. He claimed that he had forwarded the proposal to hand his technology over free of cost to the government and National Highways Authority of India in September 2017 but he received initial approval two years later in October 2018. Further development of the same is still awaited.
Hamid’s story of invention is very interesting. Hamid said a fire incident at a Jaipur pump in 2010 prompted him to study as to what led to fuel catching fire when one talked on mobile phone. Further studies in the field led him to innovate ‘Fuel Burn radiation Technology’.
“Inspiration to help and support our soldiers should be in the blood of every citizen of the country,” he said.