Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan clears debts of 1,398 farmers
In a commendable act of kindness and generosity, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan cleared the debts of 1,398 farmers from his home state of Uttar Pradesh. The farmers owed loans worth more than $560,000 to the Bank of India, which Mr Bachchan cleared in a “one time settlement”.
“Gratitude leans across to the desire of removing some of the burdens that farmers continue to suffer from … and the inner peace it generates when the desired is completed,” the 76-year-old Indian film legend wrote in a blog post on Tuesday.
So far, he has identified 70 of the farmers and has reserved a train coach to bring them to Mumbai so he can meet them in person and present them with the bank documents.
“I shall wish of course to give these settlements, these confirmations that their loans have been paid off, personally,” Mr Bachchan wrote.
His post concluded with a poignant message: “GIVE .. TO THEM THAT HAVE NOT ..”