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God could not reach everywhere, so he created mothers. It doesn’t matter whether we are six or sixty, for our mothers, we will always remain their little babies. From our unsaid emotions to our deepest secrets, they know everything and help us fight with our own demons. Whether it is the warmest hug or the home-cooked food with love, no one can take the place of a mother in a child’s life. And the Shahenshah of Bollywood, Amitabh Bachchan had shared a similar bond with his late mother, Teji Bachchan. (Also Read: Shoaib Ibrahim Steps Out With Wifey, Dipika Kakar And Sister, Saba Ibrahim For A Coffee Date)
Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most powerful names in the world of Indian cinema. The actor has always stunned his audience with his effortless acting. And as they say, behind every successful man, there is a woman. Well in Amit ji’s case, there are two, his wife, Jaya Bachchan, and mother, Teji Bachchan. Do you know, it was Teji Bachchan ji, who had introduced Amit ji into the world of theatre and cinema. Amit ji had shared a very warm rapport with his mother and had often mentioned in his blogs that she was the one who had shaped him as a person.
On the birth anniversary of Teji Bachchan, her son, Amitabh Bachchan took to his IG handle and shared a picture of himself planting a Gulmohar sapling in her name. In the caption, he mentioned that he had planted a Gulmohar sapling when he got his house Prateeksha and how the recent storm had brought the tree down. His caption which starts with a Hindi poem written by his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan can be read as ““Jo base hain wo ujadte hain, pragati ke jad niyam se. Par kisi ujade hue ko, phir basaana kab mana hai? Andheri raat par diya jalaana kab mana hai?” This large ‘gulmohar’ tree was planted as a sapling by me when we got our first house Prateeksha in 1976... the recent storm brought it down... but yesterday on my Mother’s birthday Aug 12th I replanted a fresh new Gulmohar tree in her name… at the same spot!”
In an interview with DailyBhaskar.com, Amitabh Bachchan had beautifully revealed that he doesn't need to remember his mother on her birthday as she has a permanent residence in his heart. He had said, "Mother is always a Mother. She settles in our body and mind. The one who is already settled in my heart how to I recall her? It is our body; how will you make remind of it. It is our soul and everything. Mother is to be worshipped not remembered." (Also Read: Sushant Singh Rajput's Former GF, Ankita Lokhande Demands CBI Inquiry, Shares A Video Message)
On January 14, 2020, Amitabh ji had remembered the warmth of his 'maa ka pallu' after a visit to the hospital. He had taken to his Twitter handle and had shared a recent incident that made him miss his mother terribly. In his tweet, the actor had revealed that he had visited a doctor after a black spot appeared in his left eye. That’s when the actor was told by the doctor that it is an age-related issue and can be dealt with a simple home remedy.
He had further narrated the incident and wrote that the doctor prescribed him to blow hot air in a cloth and put it on his eyes. This remedy had taken him back to his childhood lane and at that moment, he had missed his mother. However, Amitabh ji had heated up a handkerchief with the help of electricity but it didn't have the effect like his mother's pallu. (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Exudes Pregnancy Glow In Her Recent Selfie Shared Before Her Shoot)
Well, we love the way Amit ji has kept his mother alive in his heart. What are your thoughts? Let us know.
Born on October 11, 1942, as Amitabh Srivastava to his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, who was a legendary Hindi poet of his time and social-activist-mother, Teji Bachchan, the young man was destined to be as great as his parents. The young Amitabh had completed his higher education at Kirori Mal College,Read More