As the news of a fire at the Notre Dame broke out, Bollywood celebrities like Rishi Kapoor, Nimrat Kaur and Arjun Kapoor among many others took to social media to voice their heartache on seeing the iconic cathedral in flames.
A devastating fire that engulfed the Notre Dame, the 850-year-old Unesco world heritage landmark in Paris, was brought under control on Tuesday morning, while the Cathedral's main structure as well as its two towers has been saved.
The fire began at around 6.30 p.m., on Monday and quickly caused the collapse of the Cathedral's spectacular Gothic spire and the destruction of its roof structure, which dated back to the 13th century.
Here's what the celebrities have tweeted:
Rishi Kapoor: Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral will survive! It has the good wishes and prayers of millions.
Notre Dame de Paris Cathedral will survive! It has the good wishes and prayers of millions. pic.twitter.com/wdgt1H35vk— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 15, 2019
Arjun Kapoor: Devastated on seeing the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral... a piece of history turn to ashes. Our hearts are with the people of France.
Devastated on seeing the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral.. a piece of history turn to ashes.. Our hearts are with the people of France ❤— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 16, 2019
Nimrat Kaur: One with everyone grieving for Notre Dame de Paris... can never forget the feeling of beholding the beauty of that sight when I first experienced it. Such a profound loss.
One with everyone grieving for #NotreDamedeParis ... can never forget the feeling of beholding the beauty of that sight when I first experienced it. Such a profound loss...— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) April 16, 2019
Riteish Deshmukh wrote: This is a world tragedy Notre Dame -I have no words to express my sadness. To every Notre Dame lover - am so so sorry.
Raveena Tandon: Terrible. Terrible. This is a horrible loss to history and ancient heritage.
Omg . Terrible . Terrible . This is a horrible loss to history and ancient heritage. https://t.co/E2HPc6OgkO— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) April 15, 2019
Swara Bhasker: Notre Dame heartbreaking!
Tamannaah Bhatia: She's been around for over 800 years not just as a testament of our history but also place for many that found their peace, hope and faith in. This iconic monument is an inspiration to artists across the globe and it's really sad to know that humanity has lost Notre Dame today.
Boman Irani: The Notre Dame tragedy is hard to watch. The people of France must be devastated. We hope and pray that its restoration will serve to heal.
Gul Panag: Waking up to visuals of the fire at Notre Dame.
Waking up to visuals of the fire at #NotreDame . 💔💔— Gul Panag (@GulPanag) April 16, 2019
Rahul Dholakia: Centuries of art, history, culture; the heartbeat of Paris; now in flames. It's a tragedy for the world, not just for France Notre Dame on fire.
Centuries of art, history, culture ; the heartbeat of Paris; now in flames. It’s a tragedy for the world, not just for France #NotreDameonfire— rahul dholakia (@rahuldholakia) April 16, 2019
French billionaire businessman Bernard Arnault’s family and his LVMH luxury goods group will donate 200 million euros ($226 million) to help repair Paris’ Notre-Dame cathedral, said a statement issued on behalf of Arnault.
“The Arnault family and the LVMH group would like to show their solidarity ata this time of national tragedy, and are joining up to help rebuild this extraordinary cathedral, which is a symbol of France, of its heritage and of French unity,” said the statement.
Arnault’s pledge follows a similar 100 million euros donation for Notre-Dame from Francois Henri Pinault, who heads the Kering luxury goods company.