MUMBAI, April 6: Indian badminton team�s chief coach Pullela Gopichand, multiple world title holder cueist Pankaj Advani, former hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay were some of the prominent names who made financial contribution in country�s fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
In India, more than 4000 people have been tested positive with 120 plus losing their lives.
Gopichand, a former All England champion donated Rs 26 lakh with 15 lakh to PM Cares fund while Rs 5 lakh each to both Andhra and Telangana state governments.
Advani and Pillay, two of India�s finest in their respective sports contributed Rs 5 lakh each to the PM Cares Fund.
�A small gesture for a mammoth cause. Contributed Rs 5 Lakh to the PM CARES Fund. Let�s spread awareness, love, compassion and the spirit of unity for the greater good of humanity. Jai Hind!,� Advani tweeted.
I-League football club Minerva Punjab donated Rs 5 lakh with Rs 2 lakh to the PM Cares and Rs 1 lakh each to the Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh state government.
The 23-time world champion in billiards and snooker thus joined a list of top sportspersons comprising Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, India skipper Virat Kohli, Test vice captain Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Kedar Jadhav, spin wizard Anil Kumble, table tennis player G Sathiyan, who have donated for the noble cause. � PTI