What Is The Significance Of August 2 In Amitabh Bachchan’s Life?
Mumbai: Today, August 2 is considered superstar Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday because it was on this day in 1982, that he was discharged from hospital after being grievously injured on the sets of ‘Coolie.’
The actor had got injured during the shoot of an action sequence with Puneet Issar when he mistimed a jump. He was rushed to St. Philomena’s Hospital in an unconscious state with his life hanging in balance. Soon after, he was flown to Mumbai and was admitted to Breach Candy Hospital. Notably, Amitabh was performing his own stunts in the film.
He underwent several surgeries and remained critically ill in hospital for many months. So, while Bachchan’s original birthday is on October 11, August 2 is considered his second birthday by his fans. To this day, fans flood social media on this day to wish him a long, healthy life.
Remembering the love, prayers and concern of his fans, Big B mentioned on the blog, “To all that express love and wishes for today the 2nd of August , my gratitude and love .. it has been an overwhelming experience to hear and see and feel the concern and the prayer for my well being .. I feel so blessed. Thank you.”
The video ends with Bachchan’s brief video statement given to Doordarshan in which he thanked his fans, “Today, the 24th of September, is exactly two months from the date when I was injured. And I sit here before you as a result of the efforts of the doctors from St. Philomena’s Hospital. And more especially the doctors and nurses from the Breach Candy Hospital in Bombay. But I’m grateful most of all, to all you people, who have prayed for me, for my life. Be it in a temple, be it in a mosque, be it in a church. You all came forward.”