Nana Patekar Has Donated Almost 90% Of His Earnings To Charity! + 8 Facts That’ll Make You Respect Him Even More

Nana Patekar Has Donated Almost 90% Of His Earnings To Charity! + 8 Facts That’ll Make You Respect Him Even More

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Inspiring us a little more this time, here are 8 facts compiled by India Times that prove he prefers to live an ultra simple life, as compared to an over-the-top luxurious one that’s synonymous with celebs today.

1. Nana lives in a one-bedroom apartment with his mother.

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PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

2. He went under strict army training for a film and was awarded an honourary rank of Captain in early 90s. He even lent his services to the army after he completed filming.

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

3. He personally presented farmers’ widows with cheques and when the power went off, people switched on their mobile torches so he could continue distributing the cheques.

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

4. He also donated Rs 15,000 per family to 62 families of farmers who had committed suicide and visited about 112 of such families as well.

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

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5. On it’s inauguration, Nana’s charity organisation received a tremendous response and over Rs80 lakh as donations. Now, when people question the credibility of organisations, his has been a clear winner.

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

6. His foundation has also managed to collect Rs22 crores for farmer welfare and aims to fill dried lakes and rivers with clean drinking water for the community.

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

7. His organisation now plans to connect with about 700 more farmers who are residing in other drought-stricken areas.

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

8. Explaining why he does what he does and his dedication towards the cause, he confessed, “Marte dum tak jeenay ki wajah mil gai hai mujhe,” which translates to “I have found a reason to live till I die.”

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

PHOTO: INDIA TIMES

If this didn’t touch your heart, we don’t know what will.

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