Where are India’s celebrated billionaires in its hour of need?

Niharika Sharma
·5 min read
Where are India’s celebrated billionaires in its hour of need?

At a time when thousands of Indians are struggling to pay hospital bills, buy medicines, and even afford cremations for their family members who have lost their lives to Covid-19, most of the country’s much-celebrated billionaires are either MIA or contributing in a way that can be called symbolic, at best. On May 2, India registered over 392,488 new cases of Covid-19, a 29th consecutive day of more than 100,000 daily new cases. In April alone, the country has seen around 50,000 deaths due to the disease.