Keshav Narhar Bapat, one of many oldest dwelling retired railway guards, has turned 100. After a stint within the Army, Mr Bapat, a resident of Bhusawal in Maharashtra, joined the Great Indian Peninsular Railway (GIPR), now referred to as because the Central Railway, in 1951 and retired round 42 years again.
He turned 100 years outdated on November 21 and the Central Railway has now determined to double his pension quantity from this month as a “goodwill gesture”, Central Railway’s Chief Public Relations Officer Shivaji Sutar mentioned on Monday.
CR officers felicitated Mr Bapat with bouquets, sweets and a greeting letter from Bhusawal Divisional Railway Manager Vikas Kumar Gupta on Saturday.
“When our personnel department officials reached Bapats home to wish and greet him on his 100th birthday, his family members were surprised and thanked us for the visit,” Mr Sutar mentioned.
According to CR officers, Bapat joined the GIPR in 1951, which in the identical 12 months received transformed into the Central Railway. He retired as a guard round 1978.
The officers mentioned Mr Bapat’s relations advised them that he was within the Army earlier than becoming a member of the GIPR.
He fought within the World War II and went to many international locations in the course of the battle. After taking voluntary retirement from the Army,he joined the Railways, the place he labored as a prepare guard, the officers mentioned.