CHENNAI: Prominent business personalities, including Saroj Goenka and Kavitha Singhania of Express Newspapers Pvt Limited met Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and donated money for the CM’s Flood Relief Fund on Monday.
Saroj Goenka and Kavitha Singhania gave a cheque for Rs 1 crore, while Sundaram Finance Ltd chairman S Viji and managing director Srinivasaraghavan offered Rs 3.35 crore. Neyveli Lignite Corporation chairman and managing director S K Acharya donated Rs 2.5 crore.
With more and more donations pouring for the Chief Minister’s Flood Relief Fund, the total amount reached Rs 161 crore on Monday. TV Sundaram Ayyangar and Sons Private Ltd joint managing director and TVS Logistics managing director R Dinesh and Srichakra Tyres director Vijayaraghavan donated Rs 2.5 crore. United India Insurance chairman and managing director Milind A Kharat gave Rs 2 crore, while Amway India Enterprises managing director and executive officer Anshu Budhraja donated Rs 2 crore.
Others who donated liberally included Dalmia Cement (Bharath) deputy managing director Venkatesan and deputy executive director (Corporate Affairs) Sundarrajan (Rs 1 crore), KALS Distilleries chairman and managing director S Vasudevan (Rs 1 crore) and Pothys managing director S Ramesh (Rs 1 crore). The total funds donated on Monday was Rs 16.35 crore, an official press release here said.