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Amitabh Bachchan Extends A Helping Hand Towards The Ailing A. K. Hangal

Date: 01/21/2011
A.K.HangalA. K. Hangal, the actor of yesteryears, is in a pitiful state at 95-year. He has been suffering from age related illness and his family, which consists of his 75-year old son Vijay, cannot afford his medical expenses. The medical bills of A. K. Hangal have touched Rupees 15,000 every month and the Hangals now have to make a choice between medicines and food. They live in a modest flat on the ground floor of Saraswati Apartments in Santacruz East.

In his micro-blogging site, Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has recently mentioned that he came to know of the ailing A. K. Hangal through the “social net and net”. Amitabh Bachchan has expressed his sympathies for his Sholay, Abhimaan and Sharabi co-star.

Although Bachchan is not in town, he has asked his office to help and support Mr. Hangal. He also mentioned that there are some people in Bollywood who enjoyed the limelight during their prime but in their old age lead a miserable life of poverty and pain. Bachchan finds such occurrences very disturbing. He said that life is full of such unfortunate circumstances that even a great man can come down on his knees. Bachchan finds such situations “most undesirable” to comment on but deserving action for their welfare.

Earlier Amir Khan had come forward to help Mr. Hangal, who had worked with him in Lagaan.


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