n recent Mumbai storms, a Gulmohar tree planted by Amitabh Bachchan’s mother was uprooted. In the honor of her memory, the actor has now planted a new sapling at the exact same spot.
Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was hospitalized for a few weeks after he tested COVID-19 positive. Earlier this month he was discharged after his reports for coronavirus came negative. Now, post his recovery, the actor stepped out to plant a tree in the memory of his late mother, Teji Kaur Suri.
In an Instagram post, the actor shared that when he first bought a house Prateeksha in Mumbai in 1976, his mother had planted a Gulmohar tree there. However, in the recent storms, it was uprooted. Now, in the honor of his mother’s memory, the actor planted a new Gulmohar sapling at the exact same spot.
He also shared some pictures with his fans and captioned them as,
“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 (sic).”
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“.. जो बसे हैं वे उजड़ते हैं , प्रकृति के जड़ नियम से ; पर किसी उजड़े हुए को , फिर बसाना कब मना है ? .. है अन्धेरी रात पर दीवा जलाना कब मना है ? “ ~ हरिवंश राय बच्चन 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 !
Bachchan also paid a pictorial tribute to his late mother on her birth anniversary and remembered her with a silent prayer in his heart by writing a lengthy post on his blog.
The actor then shared excerpts from the letter, which were: “affection, regard, and love, when it comes gradually and keeps growing is more permanent because it has passed the test of time. Time spares no one”.
The letter made Big B very emotional as he wrote: “It would be a sacrilege for me to say any more.. I close.. and with a silent prayer and remembrance.”
On the work front, Big B will next be seen in films like Chehre, Brahmastra and Jhund.