• Story behind Big B's donation to Siddhivinayak

    16th October 2013
    Recently, Amitabh Bachchan donated a solar sanctum to Siddhivinayak Temple where the idol of Lord Ganesha rests. 
     
    You may often have seen visuals and videos of the Bachchans walking to Siddhivinayak Temple, but not many know the reason for the special connection. 
     
    Big B and his connection to the temple goes all the way back to 1982 when during the shoot of his film 'Coolie' the actor met with a deadly accident in Bangalore. He was airlifted to Mumbai and admitted in Jaslok Hospital. 
     
    Big B was in coma for a week and wife Jaya Bachchan would walk to Siddhivinayak everyday praying for her husband's quick recovery.  On 2nd August, doctors injected adrenaline into Big B's heart as last attempt to revive and the actor bounced back to life.  
     
    Since then the Bachchans have been big devotees of Siddhivinayak and now with Big B donating the solar device it's just a gesture of expressing gratitude. 
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