Music composer AR Rahman donated Rs 1 crore to relief funds in Kerala after the calamity hit the state. Taking to his twitter ,AR Rahman announced that he along with his team donated the money to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF).
His tweet reads, "From my artists and me touring the USA... To our brothers and sisters of Kerala! May this small offering help in providing you some relief!”
Rahman is currently on a concert tour in the United States of America and made this announcement after doing a show in Washington. He will be back in India on September 5 for the music launch of Mani Ratnam’s latest release Chekka Chivantha Vaanam, where he will be performing live on stage.
Earlier, AR Rahman paid a tribute to Kerala during a stage show in the US. Twisting his lyrics from “Mustafa Mustafa” to “Don’t worry Kerala” Oscar winner Rehman won hearts of many. Mustafa is Rehman’s famous song from the film Kadhal Desam.
Some celebrities like Mammootty, Mohanlal, Nayanthara, Karthi, Keerthi Suresh, Raghava Lawrence, Vijay, Dhanush, Suriya etc. have donated to the CM’s relief fund.
In such a time, every little contribution counts and now the chief minister’s distress relief fund (CMDRF) crossed Rs 1,028 crore with the help of more than 4.17 lakh people who made their contribution in which Electronic Payments calculates to Rs 146.52 crore, while Rs 46.04 were sent through UPI and other payment gateways and Rs 835 crore were sent through cash, cheque or Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS).
This tough time of recent floods cost Kerala to suffer the damages of nearly about Rs 20,000 crores. Kerala needs the most of money to rebuild the state which has been damaged by the water all around. The Kerala government has also decided to sent state ministers to various countries in an effort to collect more funds from the economic migrant's community.
On Thursday, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told the Kerala Assembly that 483 people had lost lives in the floods.
Known for its scenic and beautiful nature is now in its worst condition for now as the heavy rains gave a tough time to human kind. The world is together to help Kerala and you can also donate to CM relief fund, Paytm or to the Khalsa Aid Organization.