Big B, Bhai Jaan offer generous help to fallen families of Jawans
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has come forward to help the families of the Pulwama blast victims. He has announced that he will be donating Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the 49 CRPF troopers who died in the suicide bomb attack in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
In the worst ever terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since militancy erupted in 1989, a Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber, Adil Ahmad Dar, rammed his vehicle packed with explosives into a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bus on Thursday on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Pulwama district, killing at least 49 troopers on the spot.
Amitabh is currently finding out “from several government sources where and how the amount will be distributed to ensure it is expedited”. His spokesperson confirmed the news, saying: “Yes, Mr Bachchan will be giving Rs 5 lakh to each of the martyr’s families and is currently finding out the correct process to do so.”
The ‘Piku’ actor on Friday also cancelled his attendance as a special guest of Virat Kohli’s Foundation event, which will now be held on Saturday.
Meanwhile another superstar, Salman Khan, had shared on his Twitter account Thursday, “My heart goes out for the Jawans of our beloved country and their families who lost their lives as martyrs to save our families… #YouStandForIndia.” The superstar also contributed to the families of the martyrs through his Being Human foundation. Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, took to his Twitter account to thank Salman Khan for the contribution.
Rijiju tweeted, “Thank you @BeingSalmanKhan on offering to contribute for Pulwama Martyrs through BEING HUMAN FOUNDATION. I’ll work out for handing over of the cheques to the account of #BharatKeVeer @BharatKeVeer.”
Indian cricketers have also stepped in with their two cents bit. Former India cricket captain Virender Sehwag has announced that he would foot the bill for the education of the children of the fallen CRPF jawans. Gautam Gambhir has also offered to help the children through his foundation.
Today a protest congregation was held in Mumbai where cricketers like Harbhajan Singh expressed their condolences. Several film stars also joined the cricketers in condemning the Pulwama attack.