File image of Akshay Kumar. Photograph:( Zee News Network )
Akshay transferred the said money to his trust, Bharat Ke Veer.
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has given Rs 15 lakh to Sundari Devi, wife of Jeet Ram Gurjar of Sundrawali village in Bharatpur, according to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) deputy inspector general (DIG) Jagdish Narayan Meena.
Jeet Ram Gurjar was among the 40 CRPF troopers killed in a suicide bombing in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on February 14 this year, that started the cold war between the countries.
Akshay transferred the said money to his trust, Bharat Ke Veer. CRPF informed the Gurjar’s family about the transfer.
Gurjar’s younger brother, Vikram Singh, thanked the actor for the financial help. “We are very poor. Jeet was the only earning member of the family. This help has come at a time when the family needed it the most,” he said.
The brother said that he is at this time preparing for exams and has to look after his parents too. He said,
He said he was preparing for competitive exams and had to look after his parents and added, “We don’t have a house. After Jeet’s death, the family is back to penury.”
Gurjar is survived by his wife and two minor daughters. His parents, Radhey Shyam and Gopa Devi, were also dependent on him.