New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs 2 crore to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID Care Centre at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib here to help them combat the COVID-19 crisis.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, shared the news on Twitter.
”’Sikhs are Legendary, salute to their service.’ These were the words of @SrBachchan Ji when he contributed Rs 2 Cr to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Covid Care Facility,” Sirsa wrote on Sunday.
He said when Delhi was facing a crunch in oxygen supply, Bachchan would every day enquire about the progress at the facility, which started operations on Monday afternoon with 300 beds.
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In another tweet, Sirsa informed that the 78-year-old actor has also arranged oxygen cylinders from abroad for the facility.
”He is not just a REEL Hero but a Real-life Hero,” he said.
During the ”VAX LIVE: The Concert to Reunite the World,” which aired on Sunday, Bachchan had also urged the global community to help India, which is currently battling a deadly second wave of the COVId-19 pandemic.
”My country India is battling with the sudden surge of the second wave of COVID-19. As a global citizen, I appeal to all global citizens to rise up, speak to your governments, your pharmaceutical companies, and ask them to donate, to give, to extend a helping hand to the public that needs it the most. Every effort counts,” he had said.
On Sunday, Delhi recorded 273 COVID-19 deaths and 13,336 new infections, the health department said.