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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Praises The Work of Anti-Polio Campaign Workers

On the acting front, Big B will next be seen in "Thugs Of Hindostan" with superstar Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has admired the “undying and expemplary dedication” of workers who have travelled across the country for administering anti-polio doses to children.

Big B, who has served as Unicef Goodwill Ambassador for the polio eradication campaign in India, took to his blog to laud the hard work.

“The campaign for Polio as Ambassador for it appointed by the UN was the undying and exemplary dedication of those workers that travelled from city to city, village to village, into the interiors of the country giving those vital doses to the children to prevent the occurrence of the dreaded polio,” Amitabh wrote.

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Amitabh Bachchan. Pixabay

He added: “When the agencies and the institutions gather to commemorate the eradication of polio form India, it is we or I… it is that worker that needs to be applauded and celebrated. He or she worked the hardest in most trying circumstances.”

The 76-year-old star says he was just a face and voice for the campaign.

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“They were the doers. And they made this campaign a brilliant success.”

On the acting front, Big B will next be seen in “Thugs Of Hindostan” with superstar Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh. (IANS)

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Here’s How Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Got His Surname

The actor said he became the first bearer of the surname Bachchan

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Amitabh found the initiative laudable but
Amitabh Bachhan during an interview. Wikimedia Commons

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has shared anecdotes about his last name and said that “Bachchan” was his father and legendary poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan’s poetic nom de plume.

The 76-year-old cine icon took to his blog and discuss about the caste system prevalent in ancient India.

“The caste system in the land has been prevalent for centuries, followed diligently by many and now defied by many too, (it is) an ailment that has plagued our society or not by some,” he wrote.

He said that his father was a “strong opposer” of the caste system.

Amitabh found the initiative laudable but "embarrassing" to see all that was displayed on the walls were his portraits.
Actor Amitabh Bachchan. Bollywood Country

“Babuji was born in a Kayasth home and a Srivastav. But his temperament was always against the ailment of caste, his nome de plume, his ‘takhallus’ his pen name he designed as ‘BACHCHAN’. Poets writers of great eminence often designed their names with a nom de plume. So ‘Bachchan’ became my Father’s pen name, his poetic nom de plume but it lent credence of its concept later when I was born, on being admitted to my first School, and being asked by the teachers what surname of this boy was to be filled in the admission form my Mother and father had a quick discussion and it was decided that ‘Bachchan’ would be the family surname,” he wrote.

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The actor said he became the first bearer of the surname Bachchan.

“And it has remained so and shall remain so… My Father… the Bachchan (and) I the proud bearer of this surname,” he wrote. (IANS)