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Indian cricketer Virat Kohli donated ₹21 crores to the PM CARES fund during the COVID-19 crisis.

Virat Kohli has pledged his support for PM cares fund, but the contribution amount is not disclosed.PM CARES fund is a charitable trust established to deal with the COVID-19 situation. Given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, many celebrities have announced their contribution to the PM CARES fund to address the shortage of oxygen cylinders, medicines, and other relief work. Some media reports claimed that Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricketing team, donated 21 crores towards the PM CARES fund, and soon the news became viral on social media. Virat Kohli tweeted on March 30, 2021, that he was contributing to the PM CARES fund. Furthermore, the actress Anushka Sharma announced in an Instagram post that she and her husband Virat have contributed towards PM's relief fund to help fight against COVID-19 but did not provide details on the quantum of assistance. However, the PM CARES does not disclose the name of the donors and the payments made by individuals or organizations. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) declined to provide the list of donors and payments when requested under the Right to Information Law by the Associated Press back in 2020. Due to a lack of transparency in accessing the fund details, we mark the claim as partly true as Virat Kohli has not publicly disclosed the amount he donated to the PM CARES fund. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

Virat Kohli has pledged his support for PM cares fund, but the contribution amount is not disclosed.PM CARES fund is a charitable trust established to deal with the COVID-19 situation. Given the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, many celebrities have announced their contribution to the PM CARES fund to address the shortage of oxygen cylinders, medicines, and other relief work.

Some media reports claimed that Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian cricketing team, donated 21 crores towards the PM CARES fund, and soon the news became viral on social media. Virat Kohli tweeted on March 30, 2021, that he was contributing to the PM CARES fund.

Furthermore, the actress Anushka Sharma announced in an Instagram post that she and her husband Virat have contributed towards PM's relief fund to help fight against COVID-19 but did not provide details on the quantum of assistance.

However, the PM CARES does not disclose the name of the donors and the payments made by individuals or organizations. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) declined to provide the list of donors and payments when requested under the Right to Information Law by the Associated Press back in 2020.

Due to a lack of transparency in accessing the fund details, we mark the claim as partly true as Virat Kohli has not publicly disclosed the amount he donated to the PM CARES fund.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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