Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has announced that he will be donating Rs 5 lakh each to the families of 40 CRPF personnel who were martyred in the Pulwama terror attack.
A spokesperson of the 76-year-old actor said he is currently finding out from several government sources where and how the amount will be distributed to ensure it is expedited.
"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 spokesperson said in a statement.
The 76-year-old actor had on Friday cancelled his appearance as a special guest at Virat Kohli's Foundation event, which will now take place on Saturday.
Forty CRPF personnel were killed and five injured on Thursday in one of the deadliest terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir when a Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 100 kg of explosives into their bus in Pulwama district.
Almost all the celebrities from the film industry had taken to social media to share their thoughts on the shocking incident. Many of them had shared their grief while conveying their condolences to the families. Several of them were furious and conveyed their desire to see the Indian Government retaliating and avenging the attacks.
While Big B had not tweeted, his son Abhishek Bachchan was among the celebrities to express his grief over the incident.
Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Ranveer Singh, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra and many other celebrities had mourned the lives of the martyrs.
(With inputs from Press Trust of India- PTI)
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