Actor Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs 51 lakh to the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in Bihar, moved by reports of the floods that have ravaged more than a dozen districts of the state.
The cheque, along with a letter addressed to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, was on Wednesday handed over to Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi by Mr Bachchan's representative Vijay Nath Mishra in Patna.
बिहार की बाढ़ त्रासदी में सहयोग हेतु सुप्रसिद्ध अभिनेता श्री अमिताभ बच्चन जी ने अपने प्रतिनिधि श्री विजय नाथ मिश्र के माध्यम से मुख्यमंत्री राहत कोष में रु. 51 लाख का चेक भेंट किया। pic.twitter.com/9A31MSxJWt— Sushil Kumar Modi (@SushilModi) October 9, 2019
In the letter, Mr Bachchan who has this year been chosen for the Dada Saheb Phalke Award - wrote "I am deeply stricken by the natural calamity that has hit the state of Bihar. My deepest condolences and sympathies to all whose lives have been affected in the recent flood".
"Albeit in a small way, I extend my helping hand in the restoration of human life in Bihar", Mr Bachchan added in the type-written note in English to which he added a footnote in Hindi "we have publicized the contribution made to CM Relief Fund, Bihar in our TV show KBC".