Sonu Sood to financially support over 400 migrants affected by lockdown
Mumbai : Actor Sonu Sood, has announced he will financially support over 400 families of migrants, who died or were injured during the coronavirus lockdown, according to a news agency.
The 46-year-old actor said in a statement: "I've decided to help families of the deceased or injured migrants for them to have a secure future. I feel it's my personal responsibility to support them."
It was also reported that Sonu Sood has reached out to the authorities of several states for addresses and bank account details of family members of the migrants who died or were injured.
Lately, Sonu Sood is being hailed as a hero on social media platforms for his successful efforts to send thousands of stranded migrants to their home villages.
Sonu Sood arranged for food, buses, trains and even chartered flights for stranded. He had also launched a toll free helpline for migrants so that those in need of assistance could share their details over a phone call.
It is worth mentioning that Sonu Sood also helped thousands of people in Maharashtra ahead of cyclone Nisarga made landfall in Alibaug last month. The actor and his team distributed food to 28,000 people across the coastal lines of Mumbai.