Kolkata: India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and multiple Grand Slam champion Leander Paes are among a host of top sportspersons, who have decided to come forward to help Kolkata-based cancer patient Bapi Majhi and the family of deceased Alip Chakraborty.
MS Dhoni and Leander Paes
The charity fund-raising auction will take place at a Central Kolkata hotel on June 11. It is being organised by Kolkata based media group Greymind Communication.
Dhoni will not be present in person but he has donated his wicketkeeping gloves and pads used in limited overs while Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane donated his autographed India jersey for the fund-raiser.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has decided to donate a couple of his jerseys while Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has given his autographed bat for the auction among others.
The entire amount collected will be handed over to Bapi Majhi's family as he is undergoing treatment for liver cancer. A part of the amount will be given to Chakraborty's wife for the education of her children.
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