Amitabh Bachchan celebrates 'rebirth' day, thanks fans saying that their prayers saved his life

author_img F. Ashraf Published :  02nd August 2018 06:19 PM   |   Published :   |  02nd August 2018 06:19 PM
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Amitabh Bachchan

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan says that he is grateful for his fan's prayers, which brought him back to life after he sustained a near-fatal injury while shooting for the 1983 film Coolie.

As fans across the globe took to social media to wish the 75-year-old Happy Rebirth Day, Big B took to Twitter to thank everyone who prayed for him when he was fighting for his life. His tweet read: “To them that have sent greetings for my 2nd birthday Aug 2, a recovery from my Coolie accident, I send my gracious thanks .. it shall be difficult for me to acknowledge and thank all .. but I do know that it was your prayers that saved my life.”

Mentioning the incident in his blog, he wrote, “There is enormous amounts of celebratory mention and wishes for the 2nd of August, the day when I recovered from my Coolie accident .. to live another day, through the prayers of the millions that saved my life through their devotion to the Almighty .. a most heavy debt that I shall happily bear, and ever be in a state of never being able to repay it .”

The incident reportedly took place when the actor was accidentally punched in the gut while shooting an intense fighting sequence opposite co-star Puneet Issar, which resulted in an internal abdominal injury. The actor was reportedly declared clinically dead for a few minutes before being put on the ventilator. After undergoing several surgeries, he moved a muscle and that’s how the day became his “second birthday”.