Salman Khan is passionate about the
done by his foundation. While he is often seen at events that are organised for a good cause, we have learned that, in the last two months, Salman has started charity at his doorstep — the garden area of Galaxy Apartments in Bandra.
The star’s father, Salim Khan, confirms that patients throng their residential complex, looking for financial help.
"People knew that Salman does a lot of charity, but after the popularity of the Being Human foundation, the number has increased. Relatives of patients suffering from cancer, fractured hands and legs, and other diseases queue up in our society every day. We get doctors from the foundation to verify their medical reports and I sign 20 to 25 cheques. The doctors arrive at 8 am and I give away Rs 5-8 lakh daily," says Salim.
The money for the patients is raised through Salman’s
. "Initially, we used to serve them from our pockets. Now, Salman is making an effort to raise more money from the foundation, which is used for medical help," says Salim.
The actor is also personally involved with the distribution of funds. "We pass the details of every patient and the help that we provided to them, to Salman. If he is at home, he comes to the balcony to check on the developments," says the veteran writer.
He adds that the money is directly transferred to the hospitals. "We avoid risk by not giving the money to the patient’s family. I am proud of Salman’s efforts," he says.