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Tamil actors Rajinikanth, Suriya, Karthi, Vishal and Dhanush have donated Rs 40 lakh to the Nadigar Sangam, which is collecting for relief fund for the rain affected people in Tamil Nadu.

Chennai has been hit by the massive rainfall and flood in the last couple of weeks. The schools and colleges were shut and the roads blocked by flood. The life of the general public has been affected by the recent calamity in Chennai, which has suffered a huge loss, of lives as well as material things.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa had sought Rs 2000 crore from the central government as relief for areas affected by heavy rains and floods in the state. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a financial assistance worth Rs 939.63 crore. The Nadigar Sangam has come forward to support the chief minister, and it is collecting donations from the celebrities from the film industry.

Some stars like Vijayakanth, Rabhava Lawrence and Anirudh have donated for the cause last week. Suriya and Karthi met Nassar, President of Nadigar Sangam, and handed over a cheque of Rs 25 lakh towards CM Relief Fund on Saturday. Actors Vishal and Dhanush followed them and donated Rs 10 lakh and Rs 5 lakh respectively for the relief.

Rajinikanth's Sri Raghavendra Public Charitable Trust has donated Rs 10 lakh for the rain-affected victims of Tamil Nadu.

"As instructed by our Managing Trustee, Sri Rajinikanth, we are enclosing herewith a payorder of date bearing No. 056325. Drawn on Karnataka Bank, Chennai, for Rs 10,00,000 (Rupees Ten Lakhs Only) favouring CHIEF MINISTER PUBLIC RELIEF FUND, towards donation for rain affected victims of Tamil Nadu," reads the letter of Sri Raghavendra Public Charitable Trust.

It should be recalled here that Rajinikanth, Hansika, Suriya, Karthi, Kajal Aggarwal and a host of other celebrities made generous donation when Andhra Pradesh was hit by Hudhud cyclone last year. But now, the stoic silence of some celebrities has surprised many in the state. More stars from the Southern industry are likely to contribute to the flood relief fund.