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Anupama Nadella donates another Rs 2 cr to Covid-19 fight, this time for PM Modi's fund

In a tweet, V-P Venkaiah Naidu thanked Mrs Nadella for showing solidarity with Indians at this hour.

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Last Updated: Apr 01, 2020, 04.47 PM IST
Last week, Anupama Nadella donated Rs 2 crore to Telangana Chief Minister Welfare Fund to be used to help the poor during the lockdown period. ​(Image: www.seattlechildrens.org)​
Last week, Anupama Nadella donated Rs 2 crore to Telangana Chief Minister Welfare Fund to be used to help the poor during the lockdown period. (Image: www.seattlechildrens.org)
HYDERABAD: A week after donating to the Telangana Chief Minister Welfare Fund, Anupama V Nadella, wife of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, made a generous contribution to PM Narendra Modi's emergency fund - PM-CARES Fund - through her savings. A family source confirmed the news to PTI on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) was created on 28 March after the COVID-19 outbreak in India. The PM has urged citizens to donate to the fund which will be used for combating, containment and relief efforts against the coronavirus outbreak. Many high-profile personalities - Akshay Kumar, Suresh Raina, Virushka - and organisations including Reliance Industries, the Tatas, and the Mahindra Group have pledged their support.

The Vice President of India, Venkaiah Naidu, took to Twitter to appreciate Mrs Nadella's gesture. He praised her for being concerned about her motherland despite living abroad, and showing solidarity with the people of India at this hour.

Last week, Mrs Nadella's father and former senior IAS officer, KR Venugopal, handed over a cheque for Rs 2 crore to Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao.

The donation was to make sure that supply of essential commodities to the needy are made available, and to stop the spread of coronavirus.

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