Celebrity philanthropists of India: Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan donates 15 crore for COVID relief
Amitabh Bachchan is a legend in the Indian film industry. The megastar has a huge fan not only in India but around the world. Her iconic voice and dialogues have inspired millions of people to become actresses professionally or even as a hobby. His humble nature and endearing personality have earned him a lot of love among his fans.
Besides his professional achievements, he also won the hearts of fellow countrymen through his philanthropic efforts. Let’s take a look at some of these efforts.
The COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on movement have made so many people vulnerable, as many have lost their sources of income on the one hand and their loved ones due to the terrible virus on the other. During these difficult times, everyone came together to help other humans for the good of humanity. Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan is one example.
The Megastar said it had pledged at least Rs 15 crore so far in India’s fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
“In this battle against this virus, many have contributed and continue to resolve themselves in addition .. the mention in information circles resonates with the 2 crs I have given for the health center in Delhi at the moment ..” but over the days the figure of my personal contribution and my donation will be around 15 crore rupees.
“Of course, such numbers are beyond my means, but I work and work and I am determined to tap into my income for those who need it most and with the kindness of the Almighty I have been able to donate that amount, ”Kaun host Banega Crorepati said. .
The proceeds were used for the import of oxygen concentrators, the construction of around 250-450 nursing home beds, the care of COVID orphans, the donation of MRI scanners and other necessary equipment. in various hospitals, the donation of shoes to migrant workers, the supply of PPE kits and masks to front-line workers, food for more than 4 lakh a day, etc.
Loans to farmers
The Piku star has paid off the bank loans of more than 1,500 farmers from her personal fund and kept them out of debt, which often encourages them to commit suicide. The farmers belonged to different states in India ranging from Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, UP, among others. The actor arranged to call them after identifying himself with the respective banks and handing them all over to Janak. Later in the presence of the representatives of the bank, the actor paid them in person to have them written off from the loan, giving each farmer the document that they no longer owed, that their loan was completed and completed and repaid to the bank .
Support for the families of the martyrs of the Pulwama attack
The brave Indian soldiers who were martyred in the Pulwama attack caused grief throughout the country. The star of Gulabo Sitabo asked for the list of their names and families and rescued them.
Actor Sholay has been involved in fundraising and raising awareness for cancer treatment. He has partnered with various non-profit organizations and in 2015 he traveled on a local train to Mumbai to support a Saurabh Nimbkar, who sings in the premises to raise money for cancer. The 73-year-old actor took the Electric Multiple Unit train from VT (Victoria Terminus) to Bhandup and performed his hit songs on the trip.