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Amitabh Bachchan pays off loans of 2,100 Bihar farmers, promises to help kin of Pulwama victims

The Bachchans met few farmers in the Juhu office to hand over the OTS certificates.

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Updated: Jun 12, 2019, 01.59 PM IST
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This is not the first time Big B has helped farmers.
This is not the first time Big B has helped the farmers.
MUMBAI: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has cleared the loans of over two thousand farmers from Bihar.

"A promise made done... the farmers from Bihar that had outstanding loans, picked 2100 of them and paid off their amount with a OTS (One Time Settlement) with the Bank called some of them over to Janak and personally gave it to them at the hands of Shweta and Abhishek," Amitabh wrote on his blog.

Amitabh Bachchan shared several pictures of the farmers whose loans were paid off.
Amitabh Bachchan shared several pictures of the farmers whose loans were paid off.

The cine icon had previously written that "there is the gift of those that suffer from the inability to pay back the loans. They be now from the state of Bihar".

Big B (L) was accompanied by son Abhishek Bachchan (in coral Nehru jacket) and daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda (right bottom picture to the left)
Big B (L) was accompanied by son Abhishek Bachchan (in coral Nehru jacket) and daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda (right bottom picture to the left).

This is not the first time Amitabh has helped farmers.

Last year, the "Piku" star had cleared the loans of over one thousand farmers in Uttar Pradesh.

The Bachchans called some of the farmers from Bihar to their office space - Janak - to pay off the loans.
The Bachchans called some of the farmers from Bihar to their office space - Janak - to pay off the loans.

The 76-year-old actor also wrote that there is "another promise to be completed".


"To the family and wives of the brave hearts that sacrificed their lives for the country, at Pulwama, a small gesture of financial aid .. true 'shaheeds'," he wrote on his blog.

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The government has roped in Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan to promote Goods and Services Tax (GST), ahead of the sweeping tax reforms implementation scheduled from July 1. The megastar has been roped in just as the roll out of the biggest tax overhaul since independence entered its final phase. Ace badminton star PV Sindhu was previously the GST ambassador. This is not the first time that Big G has promoted a social campaign. Earlier, he was named the UNICEF brand ambassador for polio eradication. He has also been associated with 'Incredible India' campaign and Tiger conservation, since 2016.
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