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Akshay Kumar Donates ₹ 1 Cr For Those Affected By COVID-19

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar during an event, in New Delhi on Monday, May 28, 2018. (PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary)(PTI5_28_2018_000159B)

Actor Akshay Kumar, known for his philanthropic ventures, has pledged a sum of ₹ 1 crore to cricketer Gautam Gambhir’s Delhi-based NGO for helping those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The 39-year-old cricketer thanked Akshay Kumar in a tweet of gratitude on Saturday evening, writing: “Every help in this gloom comes as a ray of hope. Thanks a lot Akshay Kumar for committing ₹ 1 crore to Gautam Gambhir Foundation for food, meds and oxygen for the needy! God bless.” Replying to Gautam Gambhir’s tweet, Akshay Kumar, who had contracted the virus earlier in April, wrote about looking forward to better times: “These are really tough times, Gautam Gambhir. Glad I could help. Wish we all get out of this crisis soon. Stay Safe.”

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