Elderly Kerala Man Donates ₹2 Lakh To CM’s Fund Leaving Only ₹850 For Himself

A while back, heartwarming stories of Mumbaikars rising up to the occasion and helping those in need came forward. Like a businessman who provided the use of his vanity vans to cops on lockdown duty as well as another good samaritan who sold his SUV so that he could buy and give away oxygen cylinders for free to patients in the city.

According to India Today, an elderly man based out of Kannur, Kerala, has now donated Rs. 2 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund (CMDRF) leaving only Rs.850 in his bank account for his personal expenses.

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TOI reports that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and Finance Minister Thomas Isaac shared the anonymous donor’s contribution on Twitter. The man is said to have assured hesitant bank employees while making the donation that he is entitled to a disability pension that would help tide over his own needs.

Many people lauded the man’s compassionate gesture but a few also wondered if it was the right thing to do considering he had donated the entirety of his savings to the fund.

It is so heartwarming to see everyone doing their best to fight this deadly virus. Stay home and stay safe, everyone!

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