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Respect! Akshay Kumar gives Rs 1 lakh monthly to 30 drought-struck farmers

New Delhi: Akshay Kumar is undoubtedly the ‘king' of silver screen but with his recent philanthropist act he proved out to be a real life hero too.In a sheer display of humanity, the action hero
India TV News Desk September 21, 2015 23:31 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Akshay Kumar is undoubtedly the ‘king' of silver screen but with his recent philanthropist act he proved out to be a real life hero too.

In a sheer display of humanity, the action hero has been providing financial aid to the drought struck farmer families of Maharashtra from the past three-four months.

He is giving Rs 50K to Rs 1 lakh per family every month.  

"Akshay has been setting aside amounts ranging from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh per family for a few months. This money is sent to almost 30 families. And, this is not something that he has been doing in tandem with an NGO. His team has been directly involved and in touch with these families," a leading daily quoted an insider.

Notably, Maharashtra has been facing one of its worst droughts. The ghastly natural phenomenon forced many farmers to end their lives leaving behind their families in awful conditions.

Drought-hit farmers get support of Rs 80 lakh from Nana Patekar's foundation

A few days back, it was reported that Akshay Kumar has planned to donate Rs 90 lakhs to the farmers' families. And now it is revealed that he has been providing the financial aid from quite some time now.

In the past also, many celebrities including Nana Patekar, Makrand Anaspure and cricketer Ajinkya Rahane have come forward to help the poor families.

Kudos to their human side!