India is among several other countries, who are battling against deadly coronavirus that has triggered widespread lockdown across the country and has sent us in a state of emergency and panic. The death toll due to COVID-19 in India climbed to 25 and the total number of cases to 979 on Sunday while it has exceeded 650,000-mark with more than 30,000 deaths. During this worst-phase, several Indian business tycoons like Mukesh Ambani, Anand Mahindra, Ratan Tata among others have pledged to help fight the coronavirus that has thrown life off-track, in India and across the world.
India’s richest man, Reliance Industries MD and Chairman Mukesh Ambani on last Sunday stepped out of the balcony of his towering mansion ‘Antilia’ and showed his gratitude to all caregivers across the country as he clapped his hands and rang the bell. Mukesh Ambani has so far pledged to donate Rs 5 crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Reliance Foundation, led by Nita Ambani, has promised to provide a free meal to needy people across the country. In addition, Ambani has also donated an entire hospital for the patients battling COVID-19. Ambani will set up a dedicated 100-bed centre at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai, along with a fully-equipped isolation facility in Lodhivali, Maharashtra for COVID-19 patients.
Ratan Tata has pledged Rs 1,500 crore for combating coronavirus pandemic and also extended assistance to the government in their fight against novel Coronavirus. Tata Sons, the holding firm of the Tata group companies, announced an additional Rs 1,000 crore support towards COVID-19 and related activities over and above Rs 500 crore pledged by Tata Trusts. Tata Sons and Tata Trusts have collectively pledged a total of INR 1,500 crore.