Amitabh Bachchan and Wife Jaya Bachchan Extend Financial Help to Distressed Maharashtra Farmers and Army Widows - See Pics
Amitabh Bachchan and Wife Jaya Bachchan extend help to Maharashtra farmers and Army Widows. (Photo Credit: Bollywood Life)

After the recent announcement about his generous donation towards the Kerala relief fund, Megastar Amitabh Bachchan extended financial help to several farmers of Maharashtra and also families of martyred soldiers. Along with wife Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh, who is known to be at the forefront of admirable causes and charitable initiatives, personally handed over the amount to the farmers and army Martyrs families privately in Mumbai. 

He was given a concrete list of Shaheed families and farmers by the Maharashtra government which helped him materialise his help towards these families. He called those families privately to his house and along with the gracious Jaya Bachchan, personally handed them the cheques and NOCs. An amount of Rs 2.03 crores have been given to 360 farmers all over Maharashtra.

The farmers have also been given an NOC and their loans have been directly cleared by Bachchan with the bank, which means the farmers are now debt free for life. Not just that, Big B also donated Rs 2.20 crores to 44 Martyr families in Maharashtra. There are 112 beneficiaries, as from the total amount, 60 % goes to the widow, 20% to the army martyr's mother and father, respectively. He blogged emotionally about the same.

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On the professional front, Amitabh Bachchan, who is currently gearing up for the new season of the iconic television game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, explains why he loves to be a part of KBC. The actor, who has clocked 18 years, said that the show gives him the opportunity to connect with common people closely; He feels, the journey has been very rewarding. The actor will also be seen in Aamir Khan starrer Thugs of Hindostan. Watch this space for further updates.