I was diagnosed with TB in 2000, says Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan, the megastar of Bollywood revealed that he suffered from Tuberculosis in the year of 2000.

I was diagnosed with TB in 2000, says Amitabh Bachchan

New Delhi: Amitabh Bachchan, the megastar of Bollywood revealed that he suffered from Tuberculosis in the year of 2000.

The 72-year-old actor who had previously been the face of polio eradication in the country has now been chosen as the brand ambassador by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for its anti-TB campaign by the state government.

Revealing more about TB, the actor stated that he suffered from the disease when 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' was about to be launched in the year 2000. “I would feel tiredness and loss of appetite. When I checked with doctors, I was diagnosed with the ailment. It can be treated and one does not need to stop their daily routine. I worked on KBC without any problem,” the actor recalled.

Feeling proud of the Indian Medical facilities the actor thinks it is now important to eliminate TB just like polio was eradicated through measures of awareness across the nation.

(With PTI inputs)

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