Bollywood superstar and West Bengal brand ambassador Shah Rukh Khan has expressed concern for those affected by the super cyclone Amphan which has devastated the state, and also affected parts of Odisha.
"My prayers, thoughts and love to those affected by the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan in Bengal and Odisha. The news has left me feeling hollow. Each and everyone of them is my own. Like my family. We must stay strong through these testing times until we can smile together again," tweeted Shah Rukh on Friday.
My prayers, thoughts & love to those affected by the devastation caused by cyclone Amphan in Bengal & Odisha. The news has left me feeling hollow. Each & everyone of them is my own. Like my family. We must stay strong through these testing times until we can smile together again.
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 22, 2020
Other Bollywood celebrities have also expressed their concern for the residents of cyclone-affected areas on social media. Anushka Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, Shoojit Sircar, Shabana Azmi, Arjun Kapoor, Ayushmann Khurrana, Anupam Kher, Vicky Kaushal, Nimrat Kaur, Dia Mirza and others expressed their grief over the devastation caused by the cyclone. Check out their tweets below:
It is heartbreaking to see the damage caused by #CycloneAmphan. My prayers are with everyone affected in Odisha and West Bengal! Heartfelt condolences to all the families of the victims
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) May 21, 2020
The devastation #AmphanCyclon has caused in Odisha and mainly in Bengal is both frightening & very saddening. My heart goes out to people who have lost lives and their belongings. ! 2020 !
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) May 21, 2020
The super cyclone has left trails of destruction in West Bengal and Odisha. My thoughts, prayers and strength to the people and families affected #CycloneAmphan
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) May 21, 2020
Seeing some terrifying videos coming in from Kolkata. Praying for the safety and well being of everyone residing in the regions affected by the cyclone.
— Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) May 21, 2020
Estimated 72 humans and approx. 5000 full grown trees = Total approx 5072 lives lost... may be more. #bengalcyclone
— Shoojit Sircar (@ShoojitSircar) May 21, 2020
Devastated seeing the damage caused by #CycloneAmphan.. Praying for the safety of all the people who have been affected in Odisha, West Bengal and Bangladesh! My sincere condolences to the families of the people who have lost their lives
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) May 21, 2020
What happened in West Bengal and Odisha is extremely saddening and the damage done by the cyclone is devastating! My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who have been affected and the family members of the victims of #CycloneAmphan
— arjunk26 (@arjunk26) May 21, 2020
Prayers and thoughts with all affected by #CycloneAmphan. May God be kind and keep everyone safe and strong.
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) May 20, 2020
Disturbing visuals of devastation caused by #CycloneAmphan. May this compel our humanity to come together and help build back lives. Our thoughts and prayers with all in West Bengal. Let’s unite in solidarity and support
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) May 21, 2020
Super cyclone Amphan made its landfall in West Bengal on Wednesday afternoon and caused severe damages in various parts of the state with a wind speed ranging from 155 kmph to 185 kmph, accompanied by heavy rainfall. At least 80 people have lost their lives due to the cyclone, as per sources. Electricity is yet to resume in many areas since Wednesday. Drinking water has also become a problem.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kolkata on Friday morning. After conducting an aerial survey, the Prime Minister announced a Rs 1,000 crore relief package for the state.