Non-stop yagna in Kolkata till Bachchan family recover from COVID-19


Abhishek’s wife, actor Aishwarya (46), and their eight-year-old daughter Aaradhya were also found to be COVID-19 positive the next day but they are “self-quarantining at home”. It also has a collection of outfits, shoes and spectacles that Bachchan has used in different
films. Fans of Amitabh Bachchan in Kolkata have organised “mahamritunjay yagna”, which they said would continue till the Bollywood superstar and his family recover from COVID-19. “Bachchan sir and his family are aware of our love and respect. A specially composed “Amitabh Chalisa” is recited by the fans along with ‘aarti’ of the idol. By: PTI | Kolkata |

Published: July 13, 2020 9:21:16 pm

Apart from Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and daughter Aaradhya have also tested positive for COVID-19 (Photo: Instagram/abhishekbachchan). Gifted to the association by the actor himself over the years, all the items are worshipped everyday with no exception even during the coronavirus outbreak. Tags:

Amitabh Bachchan “We had initially planned the ‘yagna’ at the temple of the ‘Shahenshah’ (king of kings) of the Indian film industry, but due to the rains and waterlogging we are holding the rituals in my flat, located next to the temple,” he added. The association celebrates August 2, the day Bachchan got a second lease of life after being grievously injured on the sets of his film Coolie 37 years back, in a big way and has grand plans for this year as well. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. Those who will not be allowed inside the temple can see the celebrations on internet,” he said. He, Abhishek Bachchan, Jaya-ji and Aishwarya-ji know us. “We will continue the yagna till all members of the Bachchan family recover, which we know is a matter of few days,” said Sanjoy Patodia of the Amitabh Bachchan Fans Association. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. This year we have plans to celebrate the day in a grand manner following all social distancing norms. The prayers, which have been going on round the clock since Sunday morning, were initially planned at the ‘temple’ dedicated to Bachchan in the Bondel Gate area of the city but had to be shifted due to waterlogging, following incessant rains. He has also been asking us to be careful in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak,” he said. A grand idol of the superstar graces the temple, which was built in 2001. The ‘yagna’ is also being attended by a limited number of fans,” Patodia said. Patodia said he was touched when Bachchan sent him an SMS inquiring about their wellbeing, following cyclone Amphan that lashed the city. “We all consider August 2 as the second birthday of Bachchan sir. Also read | Amitabh, Abhishek, Aishwarya and Aaradhya on the path to recovery from Covid-19
“However, we have not been allowing visitors in the temple since the lockdown began. Amitabh Bachchan (77) and his son, actor Abhishek Bachchan (44), are undergoing treatment at the Nanavati Hospital in Mumbai after testing positive for COVID-19, which they revealed on Twitter on July 11.