Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 250 crores to fight against Coronavirus? Here’s the truth

A post claiming that Sachin Tendulkar met PM Modi and donated Rs 250 Crores to fight against coronavirus is being shared on social media.

“कोरोना से बचने के लिए सचिन मोदी से मिले दिए 250 करोड़ रुपये” the text read.

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FACT CHECK 

NewsMobile fact-checked the above post and found the claim to be false.

We ran a search and found several media reports dated March 27, 2020, stating that Sachin Tendulkar has donated Rs. 50 lakh.

“Sachin Tendulkar decided to contribute Rs 25 lakh each to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund and Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in his bid to join the fight against COVID-19. It was his decision that he wanted to contribute to both funds,” a source privy to the development, told PTI.

Hence, the above information establishes that Sachin did not donate Rs 250 crore as claimed in the viral posts.

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