Her name was Ramapati and she hailed from Faridabad 's Mumtaznagar village," Pathak said.Pathak, who was promoted to the IAS cadre in 2009, took care of her.
A doctor from the nearest health centre now visits her daily for check-ups," he said.Pathak, 52, a PhD holder in philosophy, belongs to a family of farmers from Jaunpur.
This is not the first time that Pathak has gone beyond his official brief to help strangers.
"I got her a house in her village under the Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojna, old-age pension, and a BPL card.
He says his parents gave him a "humane upbringing" which inspires him to reach out to the needy.
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