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Sushant Singh Rajput – Actor, Philanthropist and a Kind Soul

The country is reeling in shock over the passing of the talented, smart and popular actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The much-loved actor, took his own life at his apartment, leaving his family, colleagues and fans in a dark abyss.
Rajput was a kind soul who tried to help out the society and reduce the sufferings of the people. His kindness and philanthropic works had made a special place for himself in the hearts of his fans.

Contribution on behalf of a fan for flood relief in Kerala, 2018

The 2018 floods in Kerala devastated a lot of people. The loss of property and life had rendered many helpless. During that time, one of his fans made a post on Instagram expressing his wish to contribute funds to help those affected by the floods but couldn’t because he did not have money. Touched by the gesture, Sushant Singh Rajput promised to make a donation on the fan’s name of 1 crore rupees. He kept his promise, made the donation and tagged the fan on his Social Media to further thank him for making him do the deed.

Contribution for Flood Relief Fund during Nagaland Floods, 2018

Soon after Kerala, the state of Nagaland too was flooded heavily in 2018. The calamity had affected over 50,000 people at the time. Rajput flew to Dimapur with an intent to help the state during such trying times. The actor met the Chief Minister Neiphiu Rao, pledged his support to the region and donated 1.25 crore rupees in the CM Relief Fund in Nagaland.

Initiative to Provide Free Education to Underprivileged Students

The MS Dhoni actor strongly believed in the right to basic education for every child. Rajput was a bright student himself who scored All India Rank 7 in All India Engineering Entrance Exams (AIEEE). In fact, he was a national level Olympiad winner in physics and had cleared as many as 11 engineering entrance exams.
Rajput highlighted the importance of education in an interview and said, “My mother always taught me that we educate our children not to become a doctor or engineer, but the impact of basic education reflects on their thought process and decision making. So even if you are getting into a creative profession like acting, your basic education will open your mind enough to think analytically.”
Converting his beliefs into actions, the actor along with his team worked out an idea where they would conduct a merit test in some of the selected schools and would provide free education for a year for all the students who pass the test. The students will have to take the test each year to secure free education. This way the students are encouraged to study and do not take the opportunity for granted.
Apart from these initiatives, the actor was generally kind to his fans. He often conversed with them and followed them back on social media to make them happy. With his passing, the world lost a great talent and an amazing human being. His loss will be felt by all. May his soul rest in peace. Om Shanti.
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