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COVID-19: Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs. 50 lakh

COVID-19: Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs. 50 lakh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  27 March 2020 8:41 AM GMT

Former Indian cricket skipper and master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has, reportedly, donated Rs.50 lakh to fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic. As per latest report, more than seven hundred people in India have tested coronavirus positive and 17 persons lost their battles against the pandemic. According to reports Tendulkar has donated this money to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and the Maharashtra’s Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to continue the war against the deadly virus. Thereby, he has become the largest donor among the sportspersons of the country who pledged donations to keep the on-going fight strong. Lauding the former cricket star’s benevolence, a person in the know said to media, “Tendulkar has decided to contribute Rs. 25 lakh each to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister's Relief to sustain the fight against COVID-19.” Meanwhile, Mahindra and Mahindra’s owner Ananda Mahindra announced that he would donate Rs.100 crore to the India’s fight against the unprecedented menace. Similary, Reliance Industry Ltd. owner Mukesh Amabani has donated Rs. 5 crore to the Maharashtra government for the same cause. Apart from that the RIL has created 100-beded centre to treat coronavirus patients. On the other hand, well-known wrestler Bajrang Punia and sprinter Hima Das are some of the prominent names to have donated their salaries for the fight.

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