Corona: Sachin Donates 50 Lakh, Dhoni 1 Lakh

Corona: Sachin Donates 50 Lakh, Dhoni 1 Lakh

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has joined the legion of donors who are contributing to the government in these tested times of Covid-19 pandemic. Sachin Tendulkar has contributed Rs 50 lakh to fight the Corona Virus outbreak, which has wreaked havoc across the globe including India.

Sachin Tendulkar said to have decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19.

Sachin's donation is so far the biggest contribution among India's leading sportspersons, some of whom have pledged their salaries while a few others have donated medical equipment to fight the dreaded outbreak. Badminton ace PV Sindhu has donated 10 Lakh to AP and Telangana Chief Minister's Relief Fund i.e Rs 5 lakh each.

The other prominent cricketers, the Pathan brothers -- Irfan and Yusuf -- donated 4000 face masks to Baroda police and health department while Mahendra Singh Dhoni, through a Pune-based NGO, made a contribution of Rs 1 lakh. Among athletes from other disciplines, wrestler Bajrang Punia and sprinter Hima Das are some of the prominent names to have donated their salaries in the battle against the dreaded virus which has led to a 21-day national lockdown.

However, film stars - especially south industry stars and particularly Telugu movie stars - have donated in large sums to the governments. Prabhas has donated Rs 4 Crore, Pawan Kalyan has donated Rs 2 Crore, Chirajneevi Rs 1 Crore, Allu Arjun Rs 1.25 Crore, Ram Charan Rs 70 Lakh, Mahesh Babu Rs 1 Crore, Jr NTR Rs 75 Lakh, Trivikram Rs 20 Lakh, Nithiin Rs 20 Lakh, Sukumar Rs 10 Lakh, Koratala Siva Rs 10 Lakh and the list goes on. Looks like, Telugu movie stars have donated in large sums compared to cricket stars like Sachin, Dhoni. Hope many businessmen and elite people take cue from our Telugu stars and stand by government.