The Union Sports Ministry on Tuesday sanctioned financial assistance of rupees five lakh to former archer Ashok Soren, who is currently living in an indigent condition in Jamshedpur.Also Read - Karnataka Lockdown: State Relaxes Rules For Daily Workers | Check Latest Guidelines Here

Media reports had emerged that the 28-year-old was working as a labourer under the government’s rural employment guarantee scheme. Also Read - As Prithvi Shaw Gets Banned For Doping Violation, Union Sports Ministry Attacks BCCI For Conducting 'Unauthorized' Dope Test

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Soren won two gold medals at the 2008 South Asian Games.

The financial assistance has been given from Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons.

(With Inputs From IANS)