Pyare Khan of Nagpur spent 85 lakh rupees on ‘Oxygen Zakat’


Nagpur: Leading industrialist Pyare Khan has said no signs of costly delivery of oxygen to government hospitals. Pyare Khan told media persons that this was his Ramadan gift and that he would not accept money from the government.

Pyare Khan, a native of Nagpur, owns a transport company called Ashmi Road Carriers. The company has a network of about 2,000 trucks in India, Bangladesh and Bhutan. Pyare Khan, a company owner with assets worth Rs 400 crore, was born and raised in a slum in Taj Bagh. As a young man, Pyare Khan worked as an orange seller in the Nagpur railway station.

He is currently working with the Nagpur district administration to distribute oxygen. When two cryogenic gas tankers were urgently needed from Bangalore, Pare Khan paid three times as much. 

Pyare Khan said he had donated more than 500 oxygen cylinders to various hospitals and 360 cylinders through Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

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