// PrettyLittleThing boss Umar Kamani donates almost £28,000 to Indian charities battling Covid crisis
// £10,000 was given to Give India, while another $25,000 was donated to Help India Breathe
The chief executive of PrettyLittleThing has made donations worth almost £28,000 to charities in India that are battling the country’s Covid crisis.
Umar Kamani, who is also the founder of the online fashion retailer, revealed on Twitter that he donated £10,000 to Give India, while another $25,000 (£17,900) was donated to Help India Breathe.
The news comes as India’s healthcare facilities have become overwhelmed in recent weeks amid skyrocketing Covid-19 cases and deaths, with hospitals overrun and shortages of oxygen, medical supplies and hospital staff.
India reported 379,257 new Covid-19 cases and 3645 new deaths today, marking the country’s highest number of deaths reported in a single day since the start of the pandemic.
With more than 18 million people across India now infected, several cities, including New Delhi and Mumbai, have been put under lockdown.
Umar Kamani is the eldest son of Mahmud Kamani, the founder and chairman of Boohoo Group and patriarch of the Kamani retail dynasty.
Mahmud’s parents, whose roots can be traced to India, migrated to Manchester from Kenya in the 1960s.