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Did Bollywood Star Aamir Khan donate Rs. 250 crore to tackle Covid-19?

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Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan donated Rs. 250 crore to tackle the novel coronavirus

Verification

A photo of Bollywood star Amir Khan is doing rounds on social media platforms claiming that He has donated Rs. 250 crore for coronavirus patients.

The text reads, “Bollywood superstar Amir Khan donates Rs. 250 crore to tackle the novel coronavirus pandemic”.

We found that several social media users shared the viral image on their respective handles. Several readers also sent the claim to Newschecker’s WhatsApp helpline number for verification.

Fact Check:

As we began fact-checking the claim, we checked Aamir Khan’s social media accounts but did not find anything. There was no official statement by Aamir Khan regarding the viral claim. Meanwhile, we also did not find any report claiming Bollywood star Aamir Khan has donated money to help the government in the time of need.

With the help of relevant keywords search, we performed Google search. We came across several media reports, including The Sun, Business Today, and Daily Mail, which made it clear that British boxer, Amir Khan had offered a retail outlet to National Health Services (NHS) to help coronavirus patients in the United Kingdom.

Amir Khan donates four-storey building to NHS to help with bed crisis amid coronavirus pandemic

AMIR KHAN has become the latest sportsman to help out in the fight against coronavirus by donating a four-storey building to the NHS. With the NHS struggling with bed shortages amid the coronavirus pandemic, the 33-year-old boxer has allowed his 66,000 square foot building to be used by those affected.

Coronavirus outbreak: British boxer Amir Khan offers 60,000 sq ft retail outlet for COVID-19 patients

Boxer Amir Khan said, ‘I am prepared to give my 60,000 square foot 4 story building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to the NHS to help people affected by the coronavirus’

According to these reports, “Amir Khan, British boxer and a former light-weight world champion have decided to offer his 60,000 square foot 4 story building and retail outlet to the NHS to help people affected by the coronavirus”.

Amir Khan offers to donate a 60,000 square foot building to help NHS

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the boxer, 33, who is worth an estimated £22.5million, posed in front of the property while sharing the offer The former I’m A Celebrity star revealed the building was due to be turned into a wedding hall and retail outlet yet he was happy to give the building to the NHS Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?

Boxer Amir Khan also took to Twitter To say, “I am aware of how difficult it is for the public to get a hospital bed in this tragic time. I am prepared to give my 60,000 square foot 4 story building which is due to be a wedding hall and retail outlet to the NHS to help people affected by the coronavirus”

Conclusion:

It is evident from our fact check that the image viral on social media claiming that Bollywood star Aamir Khan has donated Rs 250 Crore to fight with novel coronavirus is misleading as the actor has not donated anything yet. A British Boxer has offered his retail outlet to the NHS to help the COVID-19 patients.  

 

Sources

  • Google Search
  • Media Reports
  • Twitter Search

Result: False

 

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Shaminder Singh
Shaminder started off his career as a freelance journalist for a consulting and research firm. He has been a Political Strategist and Media Manager. Before joining Newschecker, he worked with various reputed media agencies like Daily Post India, PTC News.

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