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Real life hero Amitabh Bachchan rescues 90 farmers

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Published: Monday, May 14, 2012, 12:26 [IST]

Amitabh Bachchan's fan following is mind blowing and he is undoubtedly the superstar of Bollywood. But that's not the only reason why he enjoys so much popularity. His fans also love him for his philanthropy work.

Amitabh Bachchan recently came to the rescue of 90 farmers in Maharashtra's Wardha district as they were on Saturday given cheques to repay their debt. The actor donated 30 lakhs to help the needy farmers.The farmers were selected from over 20 villages of the district by members of the
Rotary Club of Gandhi City Wardha and Rotary Club of Mumbai.

Member and past president of Rotary Club of Gandhi City, Wardha, Mahesh Makolkar told IANS, "When Bachchan expressed his willingness to contribute to the cause of farmers, we scrutinised the debt amount of farmers in these villages and sent a list of over 300 farmers to him.”

Mahesh also revealed that after the list was sent to Amitabh Bachchan, representatives from his side visited these villages and verified the information. They also narrowed down the list to 114.

There are over 900 villages in the district, out of which farmers of 22 villages were selected for the monetary help.

Big B in an interview to a leading daily said, “I admit that I'm moved by the plight of farmers across India. What is disturbing is that farmers are committing suicide because of their inability to pay back loans of even 10,000. When a farmer ends his life, he also orphans his family."

Amitabh further added, "People sometimes spend more than 10,000 on a meal. If this amount can be channelized to save someone's life, I would say, why not give it for a noble cause?"

Well, Mr Bachchan we have only one word for you – RESPECT!!

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