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    Fighting coronavirus: Sachin Tendulkar donates Rs 50 lakh, Dhoni contributes Rs 1 lakh

    Synopsis

    Master Blaster's donation is so far the biggest contribution among India's leading sports personalities.

    MS Dhoni (L) made the contribution through a Pune-based NGO, and Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund.
    NEW DELHI: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Friday donated Rs 50 lakh to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, which has so far claimed 17 Indian lives and wreaked havoc globally. Tendulkar'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, which has caused more than 24,000 deaths globally.

    "Sachin Tendulkar decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister's Relief Fund and Chief Minister's Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19. It was his decision that he wanted to contribute to both funds," a source privy to the development, told on conditions of anonymity.

    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, through a Pune-based NGO, made a contribution of Rs 1 lakh.PTI
    Mahendra Singh Dhoni, through a Pune-based NGO, made a contribution of Rs 1 lakh.

    Tendulkar has been associated with a lot of charity work and there has been umpteen times, he has taken up social causes, helped people, which has never been brought to public notice.

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    For The Greater Good

    The Covid-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc across the world. With over 471,821 cases and 21,297 deaths, some of the most developed nations of the world have tried to contain the pandemic and failed.

    Given the sharp increase in the number of cases, prominent and renowned sports stars across the world have stepped up to fight the menace in their respective countries and have made donations, both monetary and otherwise, to help those struggling to cope with the crisis.

    Here’s the complete list of sports stars who are fighting for the cause and helping those in need.


    Among 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.


    ( Originally published on Mar 27, 2020 )
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    24 Comments on this Story

    Sarthak 331 days ago
    Dhoni is surprised all.
    Sunil Raja Badha332 days ago
    In future we Indians should not use the products, in which these people are brand ambassadors. Let our money and love goes to people like TATAs & Akshay....
    Joe Thomas333 days ago
    Those who are in 1000 crore club can learn from Akshay Kumar what social responsibility means. Giving back in times of need.
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