Palak Muchhal charity work

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Palak Muchhal charity work 1997–2000
Muchhal became a member of Kalyanji-Anandji Little Star, a group of young singers, when she was four years old. During the Kargil War of 1999, when aged seven, she spent a week singing at shops in her home city, Indore, to raise funds for the families of deceased Indian soldiers. Her efforts received substantial coverage in Indian media and she raised ₹25,000 (US$810). Later that year, she sang to raise funds for victims of the 1999 Odisha cyclone.

Her decision to use her voice to help others was triggered when she saw poor children using their clothes to clean train compartments. Around the same time, teachers at Nidhi Vinay Mandir, an Indore-based school, approached Muchhal and her parents with a request for a charity show to raise funds for their pupil, Lokesh, who was suffering from a congenital heart defect. Lokesh’s father was an impoverished footwear shop-owner and was unable to afford the high cost of heart surgery. Muchhal and her parents agreed to arrange a show and in March 2000, she used a street vendor’s cart as a stage for the event and collected ₹51,000 (US$1,600) towards the cost of surgery. The attendant publicity prompted Bangalore-based cardiologist, Devi Prasad Shetty, to operate on Lokesh free of charge. Muchhal’s parents published advertisements in local newspapers to promote donations toward heart surgery for children like Lokesh. The outcome of this was a list of 33 children in need of heart surgery.

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A series of charity shows were arranged later in that year, from which ₹225,000 (US$7,200) were raised. This money was used to provide heart surgery for five children in Bangalore and Bhandari Hospital Indore. To help Muchhal in her efforts to save lives of children at relatively low cost, T. Choithram Hospital of Indore halved the cost of surgery from ₹80,000 (US$2,600) to ₹40,000 (US$1,300) and one of its surgeons, Dhiraj Gandhi, decided to waive his fee for cases brought in by Muchhal.

Palak Muchhal charity work 2001–2010
Since 2000, Muchhal has travelled extensively in India and abroad for her charity show, which is billed in Hindi as “Dil Se Dil Tak” (“From heart to heart”) and in English as “Save Little Hearts”. Her younger brother, Palash, performs in the same shows with the intent of raising funds for children who have kidney ailments. On average, Muchhal sings around 40 songs in each show which includes popular Bollywood songs, Ghazals and Bhajans. Muchhal can sing in 17 different languages which includes Hindi, Sanskrit, Gujarati, Oriya, Assamese, Rajasthani, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Marathi, Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Sindhi and Malayalam.

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Palak was also a star at Maheboob College, Secunderabad and sang there, both Palak and Palash sang on different occasions, by this they were bought up and built their career.

In 2001 Muchhal, raised around one million rupees for the victims of 2001 Gujarat earthquake. In July 2003, Muchhal offered financial assistance through her charity funds to parents of a two-year-old Pakistani girl who had a hole in the heart. Muchhal’s charity organisation is named as “Palak Muchhal Heart Foundation”. As of March 2006 this foundation had financially assisted 200 children in undergoing heart surgery. By the end of the year 2006 Muchhal had raised ₹1.2 crore (US$170,000) for this foundation which were used to save lives of 234 children. To ensure that operations of children do not stop due to lack of money, Bhandari Hospital in Indore has allowed an overdraft of up to one million rupees to Palak Muchhal Heart Foundation. In 2006 Muchhal was one of the five heroic stories broadcast by Star Gold channel as part of its “Rang De Basanti Salaam” (Salute to Color of Sacrifice) initiative. By June 2009 Muchhal had staged 1,460 charity shows across the world which had raised ₹1.71 crore (US$240,000) for Palak Muchhal Heart Foundation. These funds helped to save the lives of 338 children.

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Doctors allow Muchhal to be present in the operating theatre. She has her own surgical gown in the hospital and when the operation takes place she chants from the Bhagavad Gita. Muchhal and her parents do not receive any financial benefits from the charity shows but she receives a doll for every child whose life she helps make better through her efforts.

Palak Muchhal charity work 2011–2020
In 2011, Muchhal entered in Bollywood as professional playback singer but her efforts to help child heart patients continued. In August 2015, funds raised by her has helped to save the lives of 800 children. As of October 2020, she with her brother has saved 2,200 lives of children.

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  1. Pankaj Kumar

    Mam mere baby ko heart surgery krwana hai..ye 10 th hospital se refer kr gayi hai..mere pass paise nhi hai ki surgery krwa saku abhi Delhi aims me dikha Raha hu.. isme bahut time lagega..
    Plz help me
    Baby 3 month ka hai bhut critical condition hai
    Bihar or haryana government or private hospital nhi admit Kiya
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  2. Dr Sujata Jain

    I want contact of this foundation
    Need to do heart surgery of poor child

  3. Vinit kumar

    7 manth child hart operation please help me mam

  4. Sanjay bharti

    Meri beti harshita bharti age-9 years . She is very critical heart patient. Uski 2 surgery ho chuki hai. Uski last and final surgery hona hai. Meri financial condition ok nhi hai.please help me.

  5. Anshul singh

    Mam mera 8 saal ka bhanja h uske dil m hole h uska leker bhut preshan h humm mam uska operation kra na h please mam help kr dejiye uske life bacha lejiye

  6. आसमा गौरी

    10 साल की बिटिया आसमा के दिल मे छेद है कृपा करके संपर्क करे

  7. Faizan

    Mam 6 year ka boy hai uske heart me hole h please help me

  8. Rajgopal Sasmal

    Hi mam, a neighbor boy 5+ years old have hole in heart but his parents can’t effort expenses. But he needs help for his live. Please help him.

  9. Hi mam. Radhey Radhey , I’m Ravi Kumar. My fiancee which is 23 years old is suffering from Brain Tumer , recently we having a test through patna aims and we found a minority of brain tumore which was found positive and doctor said that we should continue her medicine but after then we can’t say anything
    Please help mam

  10. Leasing Kumar Mabdal

    Mam
    A 8 month child have hole in heart anb she need immediate operation
    Please help her

  11. Jay

    Dear Maam, my friend having hole on his heart and at high risk , he got many heart attack issues and need urgent open heart surgery as suggested by divorce . I kindly request you to help in this critical cases, he can’t afford also i can’t arrange such a huge amount . i am requesting your support. kindly contact.

  12. Nikita

    Please Mem help
    My child is 6month old
    Uski heart surgery karwani h
    Plz help

  13. Akshay jain

    Hi palak mam one of my friends son in mumbai having hole in his heart. He is 2 – 3 months old .If you can help than it will be great for my friend and his family.Please contact if you feel comfortable for help

    1. Pankaj Kumar

      U have go to sri Satya sai sanjeevani hospital hariyana

  14. Satyendra Tiwari

    Good Morning Maim

    This is Satyendra Tiwari in your mail box, i need your help because my Child 3 month old have hole in his heart (7mm)

    and as per dr he need surgery 

    so please help me to make him heathy

    It is request to you.

  15. Ravi

    Hamare gawn me ek gareeb pariwar h jiske bache k dil me surakh h palak ji kya unki madad karengi

    1. SRIJA MALLICK

      Mam apka hlp chaiye Mera bhain ka heart m hole h .. plz help us ….plz??
      SRIJA MALLICK , AGE -1.4 YEARS OLD

  16. Bipasa das

    Mam apka hlp chiya mera vai ka brain teumar operation mai please mam help me please ?

    1. Arpita munda

      Palak mam I need a help mere daughter 1and half year ke h uske heart me hole h Plz mam Plz contact me pls it’s a humble request to u mam

  17. Jay Dwivedi

    Mai apke cherty me judna chahta hu

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    Synergy Charity Foundation
    Wazid Hossain (founder)
    https://www.airfunding.net/my-project/370455
    Phone : +8801687844456
    Facebook.com/synergy4charity
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

  19. Rajan

    How can one get in touch with this foundation ?

  20. Dr Palkesh Agrawal

    It’s wonderful to see the good work done since the small age by Palak ji , and given lives to so many children with heart defects. ??????

  21. Jui

    Hello,
    I would like to make a donation to the noble cause of Ms. Muchhal. I am unable to find a link for donation, can you please assist me?

    Thank you,

    1. Shashank

      Mam appse ek prathna meri bahan ko heart se related bimari hai man please uska operation karawa dijiye aap se yahi help chahiye maine suna hai ki aap sabka heart ka surgery karwati hai mam bas ek meri bahan ka karwa dijiye nahi to ho sakta kuchh din me woh is duniya ko chhod de …please mam yahi request hai reply de dijiye ga iska

  22. Raja Kulkarni

    yes your contributiin to heart patients is very great. Just today only i saw a video got impressed. Very less people are in this world with such views and doings. I want to contribute your Foundation as a small supoort. Please give your foundation details

    1. Shashank

      Mam i just need your help..can you help me …i request to you that my sister is patient of heart may be in some days she will leave the world..if you want then you can save her by a surgery .mam please not ignore my comment.. please help me…

  23. SUBRATA GHOSH

    I am a simple person just want to know how can I contribute a little as I can I don’t get any detail of your foundation account

  24. Vijay

    Hi
    I am a simple person just know about you on whatsapp and then after on Google I feel very happy and haveblessings for u and your works just want to know how can I contribute a little as I can I don’t get any detail of your foundation account ऑनलाइन प्लज p ।

    1. Saurabh Lathi

      Hi ma’am.Jai Shree Krishna. I am Saurabh Lathi. My wife is 7 months pregnant and baby is diagnosed with a congenital heart disease named Transposition of Great Arteries it is a very rare problem which requires surgery within 10 days after birth.
      Need your help and blessings.

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