Senior actor and politician, Nandamuri Balakrishna, who is also the Hindupur MLA, has been to Australia few days ago. He went there to raise funds for the Basavatarakam Indo-American Cancer Research Institute, Hyderabad.
The actor has been welcomed with a large crowd and shouted slogans, ‘Jai Balayya’.
In the midst of his touring, Balakrishna honored by the members of the Telugu Desam Australia wing with a plush dinner feast. The party had more than 400 fans along with their families. AUS $1,19,129 (Rs 57.94 lakhs) were raised through the event and the entire proceeds were donated to the Basavatarakam Cancer Hospital.
Balakrishna spoke on the event and also informed the Telugu NRIs about the facilities the cancer hospital has been offering to the needy. He announced that the foundation stone laying ceremony for Basavatarakam Cancer Hospital’s Amaravati unit will be held on May 28th in Tullur.