first_imgMohanty sought help of civil engineers and the rough Mohanty sought help of civil engineers and the rough estimate was Rs 76,21,050, a huge amount considering the Midnapore village was unheard for the Mumbai maestro. “But he agreed readily,” Mohanty said. It was the greatest joy in the life of the 49-year-old headmaster as he rushed to the West Midnapore district collector office with the letter. “Everyone was astonished and could not believe their eyes, even the ones who criticised me all these years. I cannot express in words how much happy I was… It was like God-sent. Everyone at the school will remain indebted to Tendulkar forever. It was so overwhelming,” Mohanty said. In due course, Tendulkars office got in touch with Mohanty over phone and credited the amount to the local DC. “The greatest thing for me is his humility. This nondescript village is unheard of for him and many others but he was convinced and came forward seeing just my letter and the supportive documents,” he said. Construction is in full swing and the building has a plaque which duly acknowledges the contribution of “Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, honorable MP Rajya Sabha. FY 2015-16.” “After the school is complete, I will personally go to Mumbai to invite him for the inauguration — its like another dream, but everyone here are desperate to see the God-like icon,” Mohanty signed off. PTI TAP PM PMlast_img read more