Covid-19: Gavaskar donates Rs 59 lakh to fight pandemic


India’s cricket legend, Sunil Gavaskar, has donated Rs 59 lakh to fight the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Sportstar understands that the previous India captain has donated Rs 35 lakh to the PM Cares fund and Rs 24 lakh to the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

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With the nation coming to a standstill due to the viral outbreak, a number of sportsmen, together with present and former cricketers, have donated to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and likewise to the respective CM Relief Funds.

Last week, Sachin Tendulkar, too, donated Rs 25 lakh every to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in his bid to be part of the fight in opposition to COVID-19. Even the BCCI and its affiliated state models donated Rs 51 crore to the PM Cares fund.

Gavaskar has been related to numerous charity work and has repeatedly, taken up social causes reasonably silently, with out bringing them to public discover.

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