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Akshay Kumar joins Covid-19 fight with a Rs 25 cr donation to PM's relief fund. Wife Twinkle says she is 'proud' of him

The actor said that he is donating the amount from his savings.

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Akshay Kumar has been repeatedly urging citizens to co-operate with the government during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.
Akshay Kumar has been repeatedly urging citizens to co-operate with the government during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.
NEW DELHI: In what can be called one of the biggest gestures by a B-town celebrity, Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar, on Saturday, pledged to donate Rs 25 crore in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The development comes in the wake of netizens accusing Bollywood stars of not contributing to help those struggling with Covid-19 crisis.

Sharing the news on Twitter, the actor said that he will contribute the donation amount to PM Narendra Modi's relief fund from his savings. "This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people," his post read.


Author and columnist Twinkle Khanna lauded her husband's gesture, and said that she was very proud of him. She also wrote that he didn't think twice about making this donation.


On Saturday, PM Modi had announced PM-CARES Fund. He urged 'people from all walks of life' to express their desire to donate to India’s war against COVID-19.

Respecting that spirit, the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund was constituted, which is expected to go a long way in creating a healthier India.


Sharing a link about the fund, he said the PM-CARES Fund accepts micro-donations as well. PM Modi assured that this fund will cater to similar distressing situations, if they occur in the times ahead. "It will strengthen disaster management capacities and encourage research on protecting citizens," his tweet read.

The 52-year-old 'Kesari' star has been repeatedly urging citizens to co-operate with the government during the 21-day nationwide lockdown.

SRK, Saifeena, Lata Play Good Samaritans, Donate For Covid-19 Relief

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The Covid-19 pandemic has brought the world down to its knees. Not only developing countries like India, even the developed nations like the US are struggling to keep up with the speed at which the deadly disease is spreading. Moreover, there’s a clear shortage of basic medical equipment like masks, sanitisers and hazmat suits that the doctors fighting the pandemic on the front lines require.Given the trying times we are in, several renowned personalities from the Indian film industry have come forward to help those in need. The donations, both monetary and otherwise, seek to bring the much-needed relief to those struggling to copy with the crisis.Here’s a comprehensive list of actors and famous personalities from India and the US, who are playing good samaritans and helping their countrymen fight the pandemic.
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