Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar has donated Rs 2 crore to the Mumbai Police Foundation. The actor has made the contribution keeping in mind the recent demise of Mumbai Police head constables Chandrakant Pendurkar and Sandip Surve at a time when the police is working relentlessly to maintain law and order amid the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown.
On Monday, Mumbai Police Commissioner, Param Bir Singh, took to his official Twitter handle to thank Akshay for his contribution.
“Mumbai Police thanks @akshaykumar for contributing Rs 2 Crore to the Mumbai Police Foundation. Your contribution will go a long way in safeguarding the lives of those who are committed to safeguarding the city – the men and women of Mumbai Police,” the post read.
In response to the tweet, the 52-year-old actor paid tributes to head constables Chandrakant Pendurkar and Sandip Surve, who died of complications due to Covid-19, and urged his fans to donate to the foundation.
“I salute @MumbaiPolice head constables Chandrakant Pendurkar & Sandip Surve, who laid their lives fighting Corona. I have done my duty, I hope you will too. Let’s not forget we are safe and alive because of them,” he wrote.
Akshay has previously donated Rs 25 crore to the PM-Cares fund and Rs 3 crore to Mumbai’s municipal corporation for PPE (Personal Protective Equipments).