Guwahati: As floods wreaking havoc in Assam, Bollywood Megastar Amitabh Bachchan contributed Rs 51 lakhs to the people affected by the natural disaster.
Amitabh Bachchan has joined the celebrities who have come forward to help people affected by Assam floods. The Superstar also urged his followers to contribute generously to Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.
Assam is in distress .. the floods have caused great damage .. send care and assistance for our brothers and sisters .. contribute generously to the CM Relief Fund .. I just did .. HAVE YOU ..? 🙏🙏🙏 https://t.co/DZIpxZ0eOl
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 23, 2019
Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonowal took to Twitter to thank Bachchan for his contribution.
We appreciate Shri Amitabh Bachchan ji for contributing Rs. 51 lakh to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. This is a great gesture & show of care for the people.
Thank you, on behalf of the people of Assam, for your support. @SrBachchan
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) July 23, 2019
Earlier, Akshay Kumar donated Rs 1 crore each to Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and Kaziranga National Park as an aid for Assam floods. Sprinter Hima Das, who is on a gold-winning spree these days, had also announced that she has donated half of her month’s salary to the relief fund.
According to the latest reports, the death toll in Bihar and Assam floods has mounted to 174. Around 1.09 crore people have been affected by the calamity in the two states. Reports say over 10 lakh animals have also been affected. Almost 90 per cent of the Kaziranga National Park was submerged.