Several celebrities and business people have come forward to donate.

Mohanlal Allu Arjun donate Rs 25 lakh each to Kerala CMs relief fund
news Rains Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 16:40

Kerala has been deeply affected by the incessant rains that have been lashing across various parts of the state since the past few days. Floods and landslides have caused massive devastation across the state. Meanwhile, many of the top celebrities from Mollywood and other film industries in the south have come up with generous contributions to the Kerala Chief Minister’s relief fund (CMDRF) in the past few days.

The latest to join the bandwagon is actor Mohanlal who handed over a cheque of Rs 25 lakh to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at a press meet in Thiruvananthapuram on Monday. The actor, on his Facebook page, appealed to people to donate to the CMDRF and asked everyone to face the tragedy together. The relief amount will be transferred to the CM’s relief fund on Tuesday.

Talking to the media outside the press club, Mohanlal said that such gestures are the need of the hour and that he will continue doing the same in the future.

Tollywood actor Allu Arjun also donated Rs 25 lakh to the CM’s relief fund on Tuesday. Proclaiming his love and affection for the people of Kerala, the actor wrote on his Twitter handle that he was making a donation.

Earlier, Makkal Needhi Maiam chief Kamal Haasan had donated Rs 25 lakh to the relief fund as had actors Suriya and Karthi. Tollywood actor Vijay Deverakonda had also contributed Rs 5 lakh to the fund.

Malayalam superstar Mammootty and son Dulquer Salmaan together contributed Rs 25 lakh to the CM’s relief fund on Monday while actor Anupama Parameshwaran has contributed Rs 1 lakh.

The Malayalam actors' association AMMA has already donated Rs 10 lakhs to the cause. Actors like Prithviraj, Manju Warrier, Rima Kallingal, Aju Varghese, Jayaram and Nivin Pauly have appealed to people to donate generously and pray for the ones affected by the flood.

Businessmen Yousuff Ali, Azad Moopen, and Jyothi Laboratories have contributed Rs 5 crore, Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1 crore respectively. Vijay TV channel has contributed Rs 25 lakh.

Leader of opposition Ramesh Chennithala and Minister Kadakampally Surendran have announced that they will donate their one month salary to the fund.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami had, on August 9, announced a contribution of Rs 5 crore to rain-ravaged Kerala as a mark of support to the neighbouring state.