Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan confirmed that the actor and the Tamil channel have contributed to the CM’s relief fund.

Kamal Haasan Vijay TV donate Rs 25 lakh each for Kerala floods
news Kerala Floods Sunday, August 12, 2018 - 08:35

Makkal Neethi Maiam chief and actor Kamal Haasan has contributed Rs 25 lakh to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund in the face of unprecedented floods in the state. While the actor himself did not make an announcement, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s official Facebook page confirmed this.

Along with Kamal, Vijay TV – where Kamal hosts reality show Bigg Boss – has also contributed Rs 25 lakh to the CM’s relief fund.

Pinarayi Vijayan said, “Kamal Haasan has understood the unprecedented situation in Kerala due to the floods, and has given Rs 25 lakh to the relief fund. Vijay TV has also paid Rs 25 lakh.”

Kamal Haasan has also requested his fans, Tamil people and party workers to donate generously to CM's relief fund, the post said.

Earlier on Saturday, Kollywood actors Suriya and Karthi too announced that they will donate Rs 25 lakh towards the Kerala flood relief activities.

Several Malayalam actors including Mohanlal and Mammootty took to Facebook to appeal to their fans to support the flood victims.

According to reports, actor Mammootty even visited a relief camp at Puthenvelikkara in Ernakulam on Saturday. Mohanlal shared a photo showing an aerial view of the army undertaking relief operations in Kerala.

Several other actors including Prithviraj, Aashiq Abu, Manju Warrier, Jayaram, Amala Paul, Asha Sharath appealed to people to support the Kerala flood victims through their social media pages.

The Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) too donated Rs 10 lakh to the CMDRF two days ago.

Rains have let up in the district however the monsoons this year have claimed 37 lives and rendered several thousands of people homeless.

In Idukki, the opening of all five shutters of the Cheruthoni dam saw the river flow in full spate and ravage settlements and shops along its banks. The low lying areas of Aluva too were flooded since Thursday with the opening of the Idamalayar and Idukki dam shutters. Over 500 relief camps were opened in Ernakulam district to relocate those affected by the floods.

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