Bihar conjoined twins to get Rs.20,000 as monthly grant

Patna, Aug 17 (IANS) Conjoined twins Saba and Farah will now get a monthly grant of Rs.20,000, following an order from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to increase it from the Rs.5,000 they were getting hitherto, an official said on Monday.

The 19-year-old conjoined twins met Nitish Kumar during his weekly janata darbar here and submitted a petition in this connection.

“Nitish Kumar assured them and directed the concerned officials to increase their grant from Rs.5,000 to Rs.20,000,” said an official in the chief minister’s office.

Two years ago, the state government had agreed to pay the grant following a Supreme Court directive.

The apex court had ordered the Bihar government to take care of the twins’ medical expenses. The court’s direction came on a public interest litigation filed by Aarushi Dhasmana, a law student in Pune.

Saba and Farah live with their parents in Samanpura area of Patna.

Their father Shakeel Ahmad — who runs a small roadside eatery — said the grant would help the family take proper care of the twins.

The Supreme Court in its order had ruled out surgery to separate the two sisters.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here