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Grandfathers are magicians, who create magical memories for their grandchildren. He might have silver in his hair but his heart is made up of gold that beats with the giggle of the little beings at his home. While the world knows him as one of the toughest men, they get soften with the arrival of grandchildren. They have the wisdom of years and their success stories are the inspiration that touches our soul, they become our first heroes and their legacy is what we hold dear. And for Bollywood actor, Abhishek Bachchan, his grandfather, Late Shri Harivanshrai Bachchan was nothing less than a hero. (Recommend Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Reveals How She Deals With All The Hate Comments For Working Post Delivery)
The Bachchan family is a prominent name of the Tinseltown, but before Amitabh Bachchan was hailed as the 'Shahenshah' of B-Town, his father, Harivanshrai Bachchan, had already made a name for himself with his poems. Amitabh has also inherited the 'love for words' from his late father. He had often called him as a man of immense will power, humility and simple taste. His father had lived a life in extreme poverty yet he had given a plethora of poems to the Indian Sahitya.
Today, (November 27, 2019), on the birth anniversary of Harivanshrai Rai Bachchan, his grandson, Abhishek Bachchan took to his Instagram handle and shared an unseen picture of his grandfather. Alongside it, he wrote, "It would have been my Grandfather's 112th birthday today. Still remembered, still missed." Take a look at the picture below:
In an interview with the IANS, Amitabh ji had shared that he has no legacy to take and said, "It is coming on to 50 years in public life... That is as far as I am personally concerned. But I have been in public life from the day I was born. I was always the son of Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan, eminent poet, litterateur, having public presence far greater than mine. I have no legacy. My father's legacy is what I am interested in, and I shall try always to further it." (Also Read: Sameera Reddy Talks About Facing Post-Partum Depression, Urges New Mothers To Love Themselves)
He had further added, "Memories with my father and time spent with him are personal... But, yes lessons learnt from him would certainly be passed on to Abhishek. These are family-oriented. Each family has its own conduct and behaviour, and they are executed in a manner where the next generation continues the legacy of the past. One prays and hopes that this temperament continues for posterity too."
In an interview with the Filmfare magazine, Amitabh ji had shared how his father used to celebrate his birthday by composing a poem for him. He had said, "It was a family tradition. But this tradition took an entirely new definition when, after my near-fatal accident in 1984 (when he nearly lost his life after a shooting accident on the set of Coolie), my father recited my birthday poem. It was like a new life for me. While reading the poem my father broke down. It was the only time I've seen him like that." He further added, "My father's poetry is much-missed, as is my mother's excitement on that day. The annual ritual of cake-cutting no longer interests me. It has been replaced by a plate of dry fruits.” (Don't Miss: Kanchi Kaul Posts A Heartfelt Wish For Hubby, Shabir Ahluwalia On Their Eighth Wedding Anniversary)
Well, we all respect the Bachchans bond and the way they value each relationship!
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