Akshay Kumar donates Rs. 2 crore to Mumbai Police Foundation
Akshay Kumar is leaving no stone unturned to help fight the COVID-19 crisis that has grappled the world. He was the first among mainstream Bollywood actors to announce a contribution toward coronavirus relief efforts. The superstar has now donated Rs. 2 crore to the Mumbai Police Foundation. Akshay (52) also paid tribute to two Mumbai cops who recently died due to COVID-19.
The Mumbai Police Foundation aims to take care of the hospitalization, protective equipments and other medical needs of the Mumbai cops who are serving the city during the ongoing crisis.
Mumbai Police Commissioner, Param Bir Singh on Monday took to Twitter to thank Akshay for the kind gesture. He wrote, "Mumbai Police thanks Akshay Kumar for contributing Rs. 2 crore to the Mumbai Police Foundation. Your contribution will go a long way in safeguarding the lives of those who are committed to safeguarding the city - the men and women of Mumbai Police (sic)."
Mumbai Police thanks @akshaykumar for contributing Rs. 2 Crore to the Mumbai Police Foundation. Your contribution will go a long way in safeguarding the lives of those who are committed to safeguarding the city - the men and women of Mumbai Police!#MumbaiPoliceFoundation— CP Mumbai Police (@CPMumbaiPolice) April 27, 2020
In his response, Akshay paid tribute to two Mumbai Police head constables, Chandrakant Pendurkar and Sandip Surve, who recently succumbed to the deadly virus. The actor also urged his fans to make a donation to the foundation. "I have done my duty, I hope you will too. Let's not forget we are safe and alive because of them," Akshay penned.
I salute @MumbaiPolice headconstables Chandrakant Pendurkar Sandip Surve, who laid their lives fighting Corona. I have done my duty, I hope you will too. Let’s not forget we are safe and alive because of them 🙏🏻 https://t.co/mgJyxCdbOP pic.twitter.com/nDymEdeEtT— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) April 27, 2020
Akshay has been actively lending support to India's fight against the pandemic. The actor previously donated Rs. 25 crore to the Prime Minister's relief fund and Rs. 3 crore to Mumbai's municipal corporation for the procurement of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits. Meanwhile, the pandemic continues to wreak havoc around the world. Across India, COVID-19 has claimed 886 lives and infected more than 28,000.
Akshay's last release, Sooryavanshi, which was to release in March, got indefinitely postponed due to the pandemic. He also has films such as Laxmmi Bomb and Prithviraj in the pipeline. However, all productions currently remain stalled due to the coronavirus crisis.