COVID-19: Akshay Kumar donates Rs 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund

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Mumbai: To help the government in its fight against coronavirus pandemic, Actor Akshay Kumar on Saturday announced that he will be donating Rs 25 crore towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s PM-CARES fund.

Taking to Twitter, Akshay  wrote:

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A number of celebrities have come forward to donate money so as to help people in crisis.  South superstar Rajinikanth was the first celebrity to come forward by donating Rs 50 lakh to help daily wage workers. Several A-listers from the south, including Prabhas, Mahesh Babu, Pawan Kalyan, Ram Charan and others have also donated money.

In Bollywood, Hrithik Roshan and Kapil Sharma too had come forward to fund relief work. The “War” star said he has procured masks for BMC workers and caretakers, while Kapil had donated Rs 50 lakh to the Prime Minister Relief Fund.

PM Modi had earlier on Saturday announced the creation of the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM-CARES) where people can contribute and help the government in the fight.

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