Celebrities' Donation for Coronavirus Fight in India: A Comprehensive List

Celebrities' Donation for Coronavirus Fight in India: A Comprehensive List

From Akshay Kumar to Suresh Raina, Hema Malini and Rajnikanth, Bollywood and Tollywood celebrities have pledged huge donations for the fight against Corona in India

The coronavirus has hit the world like a sledgehammer sending panic and anxiety across the world. Aside from the medical worries, the biggest question is that of the economic impact of the virus. The Indian economy was already doing badly and this pandemic has definitely come across as a double blow.
With increasing number of cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown thus effectively shutting down the whole country. This is to ensure that everyone stays indoors and thus can help in containing the spread of the virus.
Bollywood has been majorly impacted by the shutdown too as shoots and events have got cancelled. But with the crisis looming large, our celebs have stepped into the act and have started contributing to alleviate the problems faced by their fellow countrymen. When PM Narendra Modi announced the setting up of the #PMCares fund, several people from all walks of life declared they would contribute in the fight against Coronavirus. Here are the list of Bollywood celebrities and important personalities who have made major donations for the cause.

- Akshay Kumar has announced that he would be donating INR 25 crores to the PM’s fund. Wife Twinkle Khanna revealed Akshay told her that he was a nobody when he came to Bollywood and now, this was his chance to give back. Way to go Akshay.

- Salman Khan, always known for his large heart and generosity has pledged to financially support 25,000 daily wage workers from the film industry in the wake of the lockdown. As has been extensively reported, it is the daily wage workers who have been impacted the maximum due to the lockdown.

- T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar made a contribution of INR 11 Crore to the #PMCares fund and INR 1 crore to the Maharashtra CM relief fund.

- Hrithik Roshan announced that he had procured N95 and FFP masks for the BMC (municipality) workers and other caretakers.

- Dancer-actress-politician Hema Malini released INR 1 crore from her MP’s fund to fight the pandemic.

- Sunny Deol, who entered the political arena last year and got elected, also announced he would relased INR 50 lakh from his fund to procure important equipment.

- Superstar Rajnikanth didn’t back down either. He donated INR 50 lakh to the daily wage workers of the south Indian film industry.

- Bahubali star Prabhas, who is quarantined after returning from the US, has donated INR 4 crore toward COVID 19 relief work.

- Actor-politician Pawan Kalyan promised a donation of INR 1 crore to the PM fund.

- Kapil Sharma, noted comedian and actor, said he would contribute INR 50 lakh to the PM relief fund.

- Indian cricketer Suresh Raina showed his altruistic side by contributing INR 31 lakh.

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