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Assam Floods: Amitabh Bachchan Makes Big Contribution Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Sarbananda Sonowal Hails The Gesture

Written By Shloak Prabhu | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Expressing his concern over the Assam floods, actor Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and urged his followers to contribute to the Chief Minister's relief fund
  • Amitabh Bachchan contributed over Rs 51 lakh to the fund
  • Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal has called it a 'great gesture that shows a lot of care for the people'

Expressing his concern over the Assam flood, Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan took to Twitter and urged his followers to contribute to the Chief Minister's relief fund.

Talking about the grave situation that has gripped Assam for more than a week now, Bachchan said that he has made his contribution to the relief fund and also requested people to do their same and aid the North-Eastern state. Here's the actor's tweet:

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Following his humane gesture, Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal extended his appreciation to the actor who generously contributed over Rupees 51 Lakh to his relief fund:

Following the actor's contribution to the flood-hit state, fans took to Twitter and lauded Big-B's contribution to Assam. Here are some tweets:

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However, Bachchan is not the only one who has contributed in an effort to help the state combat floods. Earlier, on July 17, Akshay Kumar donated over Rs 1 crore to the CM relief fund and an additional one crore to the Kaziranga National Park rescue. The Kaziranga National Park is among the worst-hit places in Assam, with almost 90% of its area submerged at the peak of the floods. Herds of animals have been displaced, even as national park volunteers struggle to save the stranded animals. Over 4000 villages and 46 lakh people had been affected due to the floods as of Monday afternoon, while almost a lakh hectares of agricultural land was inundated, as per agencies.

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