Akshay Kumar donates Rs 9 lakh each to family of twelve martyred CRPF jawans

Akshay Kumar donated Rs 1.08 crore to the kin of 12 CRPF jawans were martyred in an ambush in Chhattisgarh last week.

FP Staff March 17, 2017 10:44:05 IST
Akshay Kumar donates Rs 9 lakh each to family of twelve martyred CRPF jawans

Akshay Kumar has played a soldier and a navy officer in AR Murugadoss' 2014 film Holiday and Tinu Suresh Desai's 2016 period drama Rustom respectively. It explains why he has a soft corner towards the jawans in not only reel life but also real life.

Akshay Kumar donates Rs 9 lakh each to family of twelve martyred CRPF jawans

Akshay Kumar. News18

The Times of India reports that the actor donated a huge sum of Rs 1.08 crore to the families of 12 jawans of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) who were martyred in a clash in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh last week.

Kumar had been in touch with Amit Lodha, DIG of Jaisalmer sector north. He inquired about the details of the slain jawans' kin and decided to donate Rs 9 lakh each to the families of the 12 jawans.

The same report quotes Lodha as saying, "Akshay himself has been in touch with me and he keeps enquiring about incidents and when I told him about the Sukma incident he immediately told me he would like to contribute and do his bit for the families of the martyred jawans, we are all grateful to him for this kind gesture."

This is not the first time Kumar has expressed his gratitude towards jawans. The Economic Times reports that he recently met Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi to discuss a plan to create a phone application that facilitates transparent and convenient donations to the kin of martyred jawans by anyone who wishes to extend monetary help.

The Indian Express reports Kumar as saying, "They are decorated with lot of medals and that is good. But I looked at their faces. The samman (honour) was required for them but they need money too. You have to be practical." The same report states that he had earlier donated Rs 9 lakh to the family of a martyred Border Security Force (BSF) jawan.

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