Saina to donate Rs 2 lakh for Chennai flood victims

saina-nehwal1-pti (File) Saina Nehwal | PTI

As donations pour in for the victims of the devastating flood in Chennai, star shuttler Saina Nehwal will donate Rs two lakh for the relief work.

"Saina would like to donate Rs two lakh to the victims of rains in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. I am going to make it happen," Saina's father Harvir Singh said.

Saina, currently ranked number two in BWF world rankings, is training under renowned coach Vimal Kumar in Bengaluru.

Several celebrities across the industry have contributed to the efforts to rescue and rehabilitate those who are affected by the heaviest rain in over 100 years.

Superstar Rajinikanth has donated Rs 10 Lakh while Surya and his brother Karthi have contributed Rs 25 Lakh. Actor Dhanush has donated Rs. 5 lakhs to the relief fund while Vishal has contributed Rs 10 lakhs.

The rains and floods have left at least 269 dead and thousand homeless in Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu. Some 1.64 lakh people were housed in 460 camps in Chennai, Cuddalore, Thiruvallur and Kanchipuram districts. Many thousands also shifted to others' houses after water entered theirs.

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