Uttarakhand floods: Bhuvneshwar Kumar donates Rs 1 lakh

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the second cricketer to help the affected people © PTI

New Delhi: Jun 26, 2013

India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has decided to help the Uttarakhand flash flood victims in his own small way by donating Rs 1 lakh which will be utilised for the benefit of the people affected by the tragedy.

Bhuvneshwar’s father Kiran Pal Singh on Thursday met Meerut District Magistrate at his residence and handed over a cheque of Rs one lakh to him for the flood victims.

“I met DM (sahab) today and gave him a cheque of Rs 1 lakh for the Uttarakhand flood victims to donate under CM relief fund,” Singh told PTI.

“Bhuvneshwar called me up last night from England and said he could empathise with the victims. He said the whole Team India has been moved by the tragedy,” Singh added.

Bhuvneshwar is the second cricketer after off-spinner Harbhajan Singh to come out and help the affected people.

Harbhajan, who was stranded in Joshimath for a few days along with his family members, has donated Rs 10 lakh.

India’s rising star Shikhar Dhawan has already dedicated his Man-of-the-Series performance to the victims of Uttarakhand tragedy.