Punjabi author Aulakh receives 5 lakh for treatement

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Chandigarh, Jan 21 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today sanctioned a grant of Rs five lakh for the treatment of the state's ailing writer Ajmer Singh Aulakh.

Mr Aulakh is suffering from cancer and presently undergoing treatment at Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute of Delhi.

Mr Badal wished him a speedy recovery and stated that further assistance, if required, would also be provided by the State Government.

In another significant decision, the Chief Minister also doubled the monthly pension allowance of Ms Gurcharan Kaur, daughter of the state's famous freedom fighter Late Sardar Sewa Singh Thikriwala, from Rs 2500 to Rs 5000.

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