Lata Mageshkar donates Rs 1 cr to Indian soldiers


The legendary singer of India, Lata Mangeshkar donated Rs 1 crore to the Indian Army on April 24 on the eve of her father Master Dinanath Mangeshkar’s death anniversary. 

Lata Mangeshkar said, “Many people in the industry always help soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the nation. Even now, people from the industry are helping out. We have also announced something from our end.”

Akshay Kumar also donated Rs 5 crore through Bharat Ke Veer — a fundraising initiative of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. The 51-year-old actor has urged his nearly 30 million Twitter followers to do the same. “#Pulwama is something we cannot & will not forget.We’re all angry & it’s time to act. So act now, donate to the martyrs of Pulwama on bharatkeveer.gov.in. There’s no better way to pay homage to them & show your support.This is the only official site, pls don’t fall prey to fakes,” he tweeted.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan also donated to the Indian soldiers, his spokesperson said, “Yes, Mr Bachchan will give Rs 5 lakh to each of the soldiers’ families and is currently finding out the correct process to do so.”

Musician Badshah also donated Rs 3 lakh to the CRPF Wives Welfare Association fund while former cricketer Virender Sehwag pledged to take care of the education of the children of the soldiers who lost their lives in the recent attack. “Nothing we can do will be enough, but the least I can do is offer to take complete care of the education of the children of our brave CRPF jawans martyred in #Pulwama in my Sehwag International School @SehwagSchool , Jhajjar. Saubhagya hoga,” he tweeted.

Boxer Vijender Singh, who is on the rolls of Haryana Police, donated a month’s salary. “I’m donating my one month’s salary for the martyrs of #PulwamaTerrorAttack and want everyone to come forward and support the families. It is our moral duty to always standby them and make them feel proud of their sacrifices. Jai Hind,” he wrote on Twitter.