Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal called Akshay Kumar a ‘true friend’ of the state as the actor donated Rs 1 crore for flood relief Credit: Twitter image

Guwahati: The charismatic Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar has donated Rs 1 crore to Assam Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the people affected by the Assam floods.

Sarbananda Sonowal, Chief Minister of Assam took to Twitter to thank him and wrote, “Thank you @akshaykumar ji for your kind contribution of ₹1 crore towards Assam flood relief. You have always shown sympathy and support during periods of crisis. As a true friend of Assam, may God shower all blessings to you to carry your glory in the global arena.”

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According to reports, Kumar on Thursday before the contribution had spoken to the CM’s of both Assam and Bihar.

Both states have seen major devastation to life and property due to the floods.

Assam alone recorded deaths of over 100 due to the natural calamity. The reports further stated that both the CM’s have expressed gratitude and appreciated his gesture.

It added that amid the times of uncertainty and so much negativity the actor was able to think of the betterment of the two states.

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Kumar had earlier also donated a sum of Rs 25 crore to PM Cares Relief Fund in March to help the country mitigate the COVID-19 crisis.

In 2019, when cyclone Fani hit Odisha, the actor donated Rs 1 crore and in the same year also donated funds to rehabilitate 25 families from Bihar who struggled to survive during the floods.

The actor is at present in Scotland, shooting for his film entitled Bell Bottom. The movie will also feature Huma Qureshi and Lara Dutta. Additionally, during this Raksha Bandhan, the actor also announced a new film named after the festival.

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