Standard Chartered Marathon charity function fetches rupees 77.5 million

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Mumbai, May 15 (ANI): Bollywood actor John Abraham attended the Standard Chartered post Mumbai Marathon charity function and announced the charity raised in the year 2009.

John who also happens to be the brand ambassador of Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon also felicitated the winners of 'Best Published Photograph' competition.

The event was also graced by presence of Maharashtra Governor S C Jamir.

Held in January 2009, barely a month after some armed gunmen stormed Mumbai, the charity amount raised through Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is said to be a whopping amount of Rs 7.75 crores.

All the individuals and organisations who worked selflessly to raise the funds for numerous causes were recognised and felicitated.

Prashant Nakwe of the 'Times of India' was named the winner of the 'Best Published Photograph' competition, while Raju Shinde of the 'Mumbai Mirror' and Pradeep Das of the 'Indian Express' were declared runners up, respectively.

Looking suave in a formal suit, the Bollywood heartthrob lauded the efforts of Standard Chartered and also talked about the importance of raising charities to bring a difference in someone's life.

"I am so honoured to be a part of this cause. It's a great pleasure to stand up out there like watching Mumbai and pledge for such an honourable cause," said Abraham. (ANI)

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