Amitabh Bachchan took to his personal blog to share his contributions as India battles the second wave of coronavirus pandemic. The veteran actor revealed that he has contributed about Rs 15 crore and will not step back from doing more, even if it means dipping into his own funds.  He also encouraged others to come forward, “May we all come forward in a display of solidarity and togetherness, to hold each other’s hand in this trial and win.”

Bachchan He wrote, “In this battle against this virus, many have contributed and continue to be resolved in more .. the mention in the information circles resounds with the 2 cr that I donated for the care Centre in Delhi for the moment .. but as days go by the figure of my personal contribution and donation shall be about 15 crore rupees.” He went on to write, “Of course such figures are beyond my means , but I work and labour and resolve to dig into my earnings for those that need it most and with the kindness of the Almighty have been able to give this amount .. in time , if I am able to harness some more of my personal funds I shall not hesitate to contribute more.”

 

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Bachchan went ahead to reveal that he is also helping people in the industry who are facing a challenge due to the pandemic. “And there are those colleagues and friends that have run into difficult times financially .. they too have been given funds to tide over some of the trouble they find themselves in. This is not trumpeting my ‘wares’ .. if at all it can be a motivation for many others to come forward and donate, the amount of misery that one hears and sees could be greatly reduced.”

He also donated Rs 2 crore for the COVID-care facility at Rakab Ganj Gurdwara in New Delhi. The facility will have at least 300 beds, oxygen concentrators, doctors, paramedics and ambulances. All the services will be given to patients free of cost.

The actor was trolled for the last couple of days along with other Bollywood celebrities about not mentioning his relief towards the pandemic. He said he does not believe in publicising the charity he does but felt compelled to do so this time to end the “everyday abuse and the filth of distasteful comments”.

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