- Amitabh Bachchan was tested positive for Coronavirus on July 11
- He is admitted in Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital in Mumbai
- Mr. Bachchan is clinically stable: Hospital Authorities
New Delhi: Bollywood veteran Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently being treated for COVID-19 in Mumbai’s Nanavati Hospital, shared a message of gratitude and appreciation for healthcare workers on his social media handles on Tuesday (July 14). In his message, which was posted in Hindi and English, Mr. Bachchan called the healthcare workers incarnations of God who embrace people with their care and fly the flags of humanity.
The Megastar tweeted:
Pristine white their layered dress, dedicated to serve they be, god like incarnations they, companions of the sufferer they, erased they their ego have, to us they have embraced in care, they be the divine destination, they fly the flags of humanity
T 3594 (i) –
pristine white their layered dress ; dedicated to serve they be ; god like incarnations they ; companions of the sufferer they ; erased they their ego have ; to us they have embraced in care ; they be the divine destination ; they fly the flags of humanity … pic.twitter.com/kTlROPIn4u
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 14, 2020
T 3594 –
श्वेत वर्ण आभूषण
सेवा भाव समर्पण
ईश्वर रूपी देवता ये
पीड़ितों के संबल ये
स्वयं को मिटा दिया
गले हमें लगा लिया
पूजा दर्शन के स्थान ये
परचम इंसानियत के
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 14, 2020
Mr. Bachchan along with his actor-producer son Abhishek Bachchan was tested positive for coronavirus on July 11. The next day, his immediate family members daughter-in-law and former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya were also tested COVID-19 positive while his wife actor turned politician and Member of Parliament, Jaya Bachchan tested negative.
Immediately after the actor’s diagnosis, testing of staff members, contact tracing and sanitisation activities were initiated. The social media handles of Bollywood’s forever ‘angry young man’ were soon flooded with messages and wishes for the family’s speedy recovery. Thanking his fans for all the love and wishes, Big B wrote to them from the Hospital’s COVID ward,
Prayers and wishes of well-being, come to me like the torrential unstoppable rain… This bond of love has broken the banks of containment.. Swept away.. I have been drenched in this immense love. The darkness of my lonely solitude is illuminated. My individual gratitude shall I never be able to express. On bended knee do I bow my head before you.
T 3593 –
प्रार्थनाओं, सद भावनाओं की मूसलाधार बारिश ने
स्नेह रूपी बंधन का बांध तोड़ दिया है ;
बह गया, तर कर दिया मुझे इस अपार प्यार ने,
मेरे एकाकी पन के अंधेरे को जो तुमने,
प्रज्वलित कर दिया है
व्यक्तिगत आभार मैं व्यक्त न कर पाउँगा ,
बस शीश झुकाके नत मस्तक हूँ मैं ????
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 13, 2020
He further tweeted that individually thanking everyone was not possible but he was touched by the outpouring of love.
T 3592 – It shall not be possible for me to acknowledge and respond to all the prayers and wishes expressed by them that have shown concern towards Abhishek, Aishwarya, Aaradhya and me ..
I put my hands together and say ..????
Thank you for your eternal love and affection ..
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 12, 2020
Fans of Mr. Bachchan in Kolkata have organised “mahamritunjay yagna”, which they said would continue till the Bollywood superstar and his family recover from COVID-19.
According to Dr Abdul Samad Ansari, the head of critical care in Nanavati hospital, Mr. Bachchan is clinically stable and does not require aggressive treatment.
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign is an extension of the five-year-old Banega Swachh India initiative helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan. It aims to spread awareness about critical health issues facing the country. In wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign highlights the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children to prevent maternal and child mortality, fight malnutrition, stunting, wasting, anaemia and disease prevention through vaccines. Importance of programmes like Public Distribution System (PDS), Mid-day Meal Scheme, POSHAN Abhiyan and the role of Aganwadis and ASHA workers are also covered. Only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and become a Swasth or healthy India. The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene.