Amitabh Bachchan donates ₹51 lakh for Assam flood victims

After Akshay Kumar, Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs 51 lakhs to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the victims of Assam floods. Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal thanked the superstar for his contribution. He took to Twitter to write, “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.”

Akshay Kumar has donated Rs 1 crore each to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, after the flood-stricken Assam, and the Kaziranga Park. “Absolutely heartbreaking to know about the devastation by floods in Assam. All affected, humans or animals, deserve support in this hour of crisis. I’d like to donate 1cr each to the CM Relief Fund and to Kaziranga Park rescue,” Akshay tweeted on Wednesday.

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The National Award-winning star also urged everyone to contribute for the cause. “Appealing to all to contribute,” he added. Filmmaker Rima Das, too, has donated Rs 1 lakh.

An official of the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said that 4,175 villages with 46.28 lakh people have been affected due to the floods as of Monday afternoon, while close to 90,000 hectare of agricultural land is inundated.