Punjabi singer Daler Mehndi lauded India TV Chairman and Editor-in-Chief Rajat Sharma's donation for the flood affected people in Uttarakhand on Thursday. Rajat Sharma turned 64 on Thursday and he announced on Twitter a contribution of Rs 64 lakhs towards relief fund for Chamoli disaster victims.
Rajat Sharma tweeted: "Many people asked me how will I celebrate my birthday this year. It has been said in the Shastras "People live for themselves, but those who live for philanthropy is the true meaning of life." Labourers in Uttarakhand need support the most. On my 64th birthday, I am making a humble contribution of Rs 64 lakh for them."
Superstar Salman Khan praised Rajat Sharma's efforts and tweeted, "Jai Ho’ @RajatSharmaLive .. Dil Jeet Liya Sir Aapne. Extending a helping hand in times of need, is the hallmark of an enlightened ‘Being Human’. Wholeheartedly support #ReliefWithRajatSharma. . Wishing u love & Happiness on ur Birthday. @rajatsharmafans."
Actress Kangana Ranaut took to her Twitter handle and wished Rajat Sharma on his birthday.
Daler Mehndi tweeted about how he has always been appreciative of Rajat Sharma's kindness and simplicity and now after his donation of Rs 64 lakhs for those affected by Chamoli disaster, has only increased his respect in his eyes. Not just Daler Mehndi, but even yoga guru Swami Ramdev wrote about Mr. Sharma's generosity and tweeted, "Every patriot should take up the cause of helping those affected by the tragedy by joining the #ReliefWithRajatSharma campaign. Greetings to Rajat Sharma on his birthday."
Read Daler Mehndi's tweet for Rajat Sharma here:
The massive devastation took place in Uttarakhand on February 7 after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier burst through its banks in Chamoli district. So far, 58 bodies of disaster victims have been recovered including 11 from a tunnel in Tapovan, while 146 people are still missing.