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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs 2 crore to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID Care Centre at the Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib here to help them combat the coronavirus crisis.
Manjinder Singh Sirsa, president of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee shared the news. He said when Delhi was facing crunch in oxygen supply, Bachchan would every day enquire about the progress at the facility, which started operations from Monday afternoon with 300 beds.
Sirsa informed that the 78-year-old actor has also arranged oxygen cylinders from abroad for the facility.
On Sunday, Bachchan had also urged the global community to help India, which is currently battling a deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
My country India is battling with the sudden surge of the second wave of COVID-19. As a global citizen I appeal to all global citizens to rise up, speak to your governments, your pharmaceutical companies, and ask them to donate, to give, to extend a helping hand to the public that needs it the most. Every effort counts, he had said.