Karnataka Govt Donates 8,243 Books To Mysuru Man Who Lost Library In FireKarnataka Govt Donates 8,243 Books To Mysuru Man Who Lost Library In Fire
on May 03, 2021 On April 30, Karnataka Public Library has in a heartwarming gesture provided over 8,000 books to Syed Ishaq, who on April 9 had lost his own book collection and library in a fire in Mysuru. The government of Karnataka has decided to donate nearly 8,243 books to an elderly gentleman in Mysuru whose book collection and the public library was tragically burnt down by miscreants. The State Education Minister S Suresh Kumar confirmed the news on Friday, April 30.
11,000 books destroyed in fire62-year-old Syed Ishaq's book collection included Kannada copies of religious scriptures such as the Bhagavad Gita, the Bible, Qur'an and over 11,000 other translated works by several famous authors, all meticulously collected by him in Mysuru's Shantinagar area over the last 10 years. The Education Minister who learned of the news, reportedly sent a proposal to the Kolkata-based Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation apprising the officials of the incident and seeking support for Ishaq's library. The Minister, while speaking to a local news portal on the issue, had opined that the Raja Rammohun Roy Library Foundation from Kolkata, worked under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Culture and therefore would be able to help Ishaq's cause,' he said.
What happened to the accused?An FIR under the IPC SEction 436 has been filed in the matter and a probe was underway. The Mysuru City Police, who investigated the matter, on April 17, nabbed a 35-year-old Syed Nasir, who confessed to his action leading to the fire in Ishaq's
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