Last week, Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam donated blood and urged his fans to donate blood amid the second wave of COVID-19. He inaugurated the blood donation camp organised by Ameet Satam's Adarsh Foundation at Bharatmata Hall, Vidyanidhi campus in Juhu.
As pictures of Nigam surfaced on social media, scores of netizens mocked him for not wearing a mask while doing the deed.
Responding to those who slammed him, Sonu wrote, For the Einstiens here, let me answer you in the language you deserve. Saale gadhon, ullu ke patthon, one is not allowed to wear a mask while donating blood. Kitna giroge saale leftists?”
The 47-year-old singer posted a video on Instagram in which he talked about the importance of donating blood amid the testing times.
In the video, Nigam revealed that he had tested positive for coronavirus earlier. The 'Do Pal' singer also said that he has not taken the vaccine yet and has decided to donate blood. Urging people to donate the blood, Nigam stated that India might face a shortage of blood in the future.
Alongside the video, he wrote, "Non-Vaccinated people, come and donate Blood, there's gonna be acute shortage in India soon." The singer became the first blood donor of the two-day camp set up in Juhu and he also motivated the youth to donate blood before taking the vaccination.
Sonu has risen to the cause of providing mobile oxygen supplies for COVID-19 patients, the singer has chosen to procure 2021 portable oxygen canisters which can provide on-demand oxygen supply to the critical patient when hospital beds or oxygen concentrators are not available. These oxygen canisters will be installed in ambulances across the city.
A 19-year-old golfer, Krishiv KL Tekchandani, has also joined the singer's efforts by uniting the youth to ensure the portable oxygen canisters reach the struggling COVID-19 patients across the city.
"The youth of the nation should understand India's plight and step up to do what's right!" added Krishiv when asked about his recent donation endeavours.