Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar promised to donate a whopping sum of Rs 1 crore to the families of the Pulwama martyrs. The news was confirmed by Adinath Mangeshkar, who is a grandson of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar.
He opened up that the singer will donate the money from her personal account to the NGO ‘Bharat ke Veer’, that works for India’s Bravehearts under the ‘Ministry of Home Affairs’.
At least 44 CRPF paramilitary troopers were martyred when a suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus at Lethpora in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14.
Adinath Mangeshkar said apart from Rs 1 crore by Lata Mangeshkar, the Mangeshkar family and friends will also be donating an extra Rs 11 lakh to the families of the BSF jawans who lost their lives in the Kashmir Valley.
He confirmed the news while speaking at the announcement of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards, here. Lata Mangeshkar’s sister Usha and brother Hridaynath Mangeshkar marked their presence.
(With agency inputs)