Multiple Fake news claims The viral message in social media like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are being circulated Azim Premji donate Over 50,000 Crore To Charity coronavirus
The text of this message says:
I salute this man. To me the real hero of India. What a person. #azimpremji Azim Premji Does It Again - Donates Over 50,000 Crore To Charity - NDTV
Azim Premji donates Rs.50000 crores....— 𝘗𝘳𝘪𝘺𝘢 𝘠𝘢𝘥𝘢𝘷 (@priyapyadav18) March 27, 2020
President of the World's richest political party BJP donates 10 food packets.....
Thaali Bajao !!!! pic.twitter.com/ZwjldPZrVj
News Verification: The news viral on Social Media claims that “Industrialist Azim Premji donated Rs 50,000 crore to charity in March 2019. Several prominent individuals and media outlets have shared the year-old news as Premji making a contribution during COVID-19 pandemic.”
PM Narendra Modi has declared a 21 days lockdown period in India.
Recently Sachin Tendulkar donated Rs 50 Lakh towards COVID-19 pandemic. He has so far been the biggest contributors he coronavirus. 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.
Pathan brothers - Irfan and Yusuf - donated 4000 face masks to Baroda police.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, through a Pune-based NGO, made a contribution of Rs 1 lakh.
Indias richest man and his Reliance Foundation have set up India’s first dedicated COVID-19 center with 100 beds in Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai. Reliance Foundation has set up India’s first dedicated COVID-19 center with 100 beds in Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai. Apart from this Reliance Industries ramped up to produce 100,000 face masks each day.
Rajinikanth was the first celebrity to come forward by donating Rs 50 lakh to help daily wage workers.
Prabhas donated an amount of Rs 4 crore for Covid-19 relief. Baahubali star has pledged to Rs 3 crore to the Prime Minister’s relief fund and Rs 50 lakhs each to Chief Minister's relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
So the news about Azim Premji is not recent.