India, Aug. 20 -- The Assam floods this year have wreaked havoc, killing hundreds of animals in the famed Kaziranga National Park, claiming at least 90 human lives and displacing lakhs of people across the state. Calling it a "heart-breaking" situation, actor Akshay Kumar was among the first to donate for the cause. He gave a total sum of Rs.2 crore - a crore each towards the Assam Chief Minister's Relief Fund and the rescue work in the national park.

"Jab maine paise diye, I didn't feel good. But I felt really good when I got a call from the Assam Chief Minister (Sarbananda Sonowal), who told me that, 'Aapke donation ke baad, bahut saare aur bhi logon ne donation diya'. That made me happy. I really feel that our nation is an amazing one. ...