Lata Mangeshkar To Donate Rs 1 Cr To Pulwama Martyrs’ Kin

MUMBAI

Legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar yesterday pledged to give Rs 1 crore to the families of the Pulwama martyrs.

Adinath Mangeshkar, grandson of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar, revealed 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 40 CRPF jawans were killed when a suicide bomber drove an explosive-laden vehicle into a bus at Lethpora in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir in February.

Adinath Mangeshkar said apart from Rs 1 crore by Lata Mangeshkar, the Mangeshkar family and friends will be donating an additional Rs 11 lakh to the families of the BSF jawans who lost their lives in the Kashmir Valley.

He was speaking at the announcement of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar Awards.