Inaugurating the 150th outlet of Aster Pharmacy in Abu Dhabi on Monday, Tendulkar, who is the brand ambassador of Aster DM Healthcare's Aster Pharmacy vertical, said, "In fact, I debuted for India in 1989 which happens to be the same year that Aster Pharmacy opened its first outlet and both of us did well from there on".

he was particularly impressed about responsible and responsive manner in which Aster DM Healthcare touched the lives of thousands of people around the region Sachin said.

The legendary cricketer and recipient of Bharat Ratna -India's highest civilian award, Tendulkar and the Aster DM Healthcare have committed to offer 1 million dirhams (1.69 crore rupees or USD 2.72 lakh) on various initiatives to support the needy and the downtrodden in India, the healthcare said in a statement.

"Mr Tendulkar's presence and support will help us to reach out to the society better and more efficiently on our various community initiatives," Anoop Moopen, Director of the healthcare said.

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