The celebrities took to Twitter to pray for the victims of Cyclone Phailin,which lashed parts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh last night.
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted:
T 1186 -Dear Lord ye #Phailin ko zyaada 'phialne' se rokiye .. daya karen hamaare desh vasiyon par .. surakshit rakkhein un sab ko .. !!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) October 12,2013
Madhuri Dixit,who recently came back to Mumbai,from her Temptations Reloaded show,tweeted:
My prayers go out to all the people affected by Cyclone Phailin. May God give them strength to overcome this ordeal.
— Madhuri Dixit-Nene (@MadhuriDixit) October 13,2013
Fierce Cyclone Phailin today left a trail of destruction in coastal Odisha where nearly nine lakh people were hit and crops worth Rs 2,400 crore destroyed even as one person was killed in Andhra Pradesh in a house collapse.
Akshay Kumar tweeted:
My prayers with all those impacted by nature's wrath…hoping for calm in Odisha,sadly that's all we can do at this moment. #Phailin
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) October 13,2013
My prayers for the people of Odisha & Andhra Pradesh. #Phailin
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) October 12,2013
He also added: Every time Nature shows its fury,Fragility of our existence gets badly exposed. It makes importance of d word ‘I’; so unimportant. #Phailin
Love and prayers to all esp in Odisha/Andhra. May u all stay safe and protected. Happy to hear ppl already being evacuated. #Phailin
— SOPHIE CHOUDRY (@Sophie_Choudry) October 12,2013
Filmmaker Mira Nair,who was born in Rourkela,Odisha,also prayed for the people of her birth state.
“Holding my breath about Phailin,prayers and courage for the people of my birthplace in Odisha. May nature’s fury be contained,” she said.
Producer Pritish Nandy and actor Boman Irani lauded the preparedness of the government and other agencies to handle the super storm.
“Amazing how ready and well organised the Govt is this time with its disaster management plans for Phailin,” Nandy tweeted.
Phailin,the worst storm in 14 years,which forced the evacuation of over 8 lakh people,left a trail of destruction in coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh and disrupted communication lines before weakening considerably on Sunday. (With PTI inputs)