Gautam Gambhir Foundation receives Rs. 1 crore donation from Akshay Kumar for food, medicines and oxygen.
Bollywood Actor Akshay Kumar has donated Rs 1 crore to former cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir’s foundation. Gambhir on Saturday evening thanked Akshay via Twitter. He called him “a ray of hope” in the current situation. “Every help in this gloom comes as a ray of hope. Thanks a lot @akshaykumar for committing Rs 1 crore to #GGF for food, meds and oxygen for the needy! God bless,” the tweet read.
In response to Gambhir’s tweet, the actor replied, “These are really tough times, @GautamGambhir. Glad I could help. Wish we all get out of this crisis soon. Stay Safe.”
As soon as Akshay Kumar replied to Gautam Gambhir’s tweet, fans hailed the actor’s contribution. “I hope people will take inspiration from Akshay Kumar and help people,” wrote one among the fans while another fan mentioned, “I am very proud of you Love you.”
AKSHAY KUMAR’S PHILANTHROPY WORK
The Sooryavanshi actor is among the celebrities who always comes forward to help whenever the country is in crisis. From donations for flood and earthquake victims to providing equipment and masks to healthcare workers fighting the pandemic, the actor did it all to people suffering from the varied calamities. Last year, he donated Rs 25 crore to PM CARES Fund for coronavirus relief and Rs 2 crore to Mumbai Police Foundation. He had also donated Rs 1 crore each to the Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund and Kaziranga Park rescue mission when the state was suffering from floods.
India is currently facing the worst of the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. The capital has taken a toll the foremost with over 20k cases reported daily. Gautam Gambhir is currently the MP of East Delhi constituency.
Meanwhile, Akshay Kumar had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month and was admitted in a hospital as a precautionary measure under medical advice.