Mumbai: The greatest actor ever, Amitabh Bachchan – the legend, turns 69 today. An epitome of a perfect gentleman, Big B’s films even today, after four decades, bears his legacy of suave, old world charm, discipline and impeccable courtesy.
Big B’s enormous talents and his choice of cinema, reflective of the socio-political turmoil of his times, is a testimony of his towering presence in Hindi film industry.
On his special day today, the sangam city of Allahabad and the birth place of the veteran actor is paying tribute to the icon on his 69th birthday by making an 8ft long sand sculptor of the actor.
Raj Kapoor Chitera, a renowned artist of the city, who has made many sand sculptors of various personalities of the world including that of M F Hussain, is at the helm of affairs.
The artist said, “I know I can`t reach him, but by making this sand sculptor, I want to pay respect to the legendary icon. I will be using the sand of the river ganga and will be making the sculptor near sangam.”
That’s the respect Big B holds amongst his fan and the actor makes sure that he acknowledges each one of their praise.
The actor even at this age harnesses the online medium to reach out to people who shower these accolades on him.
The revered actor has received many accolades for his magnificent contribution to the film industry, most important and significant of which are the prestigious National Awards.
Born in the tumultuous year of 1942, he was given the name Inquilab, befitting the ongoing fight for freedom. His father, renowned poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan, and mother Teji soon changed his name to one that meant `the light that would never go off`, one that seemed to be an epiphany of the man he would soon become.
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