Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan will donate Rs 2.5 crore i.e. Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the recent terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
Correcting a fan who wrote Big B is donating Rs 2 crore, the ‘Piku’ actor tweeted, “the number of the martyr has gone up to 49 .. i am contributing for now 50 .. thats 2.5 cr”
the number of the martyr has gone up to 49 .. i am contributing for now 50 .. thats 2.5 cr
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 16, 2019
The actor 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.”
Last year, Bachchan had donated Rs 1 crore to families of 44 soldiers who were martyred while protecting their country. Bachchan also cancelled his attendance as a special guest of Virat Kohli’s Foundation event on Friday, which will now be held on Saturday.