Amitabh gets US embassy award for fighting TB

Amitabh Bachchan was given an award by the US Embassy in appreciation for his invaluable contributions to the US-India partnership on tuberculosis.

The award was presented on January 8 by US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma to the legendary actor who is also a tuberculosis survivor and brand ambassador for the initiative.

Speaking on a live video-chat with Facebook users, the two discussed the US Embassy’s collaboration to end tuberculosis in India and the US-India partnership among other issues.

“I thank Mr. Bachchan for his dedication to support the cause and for sharing his story as a tuberculosis survivor to reduce the stigma associated with tuberculosis,” Verma acknowledged.

He added that more lives can be saved and ease the burden the disease places on families, communities, corporations and India, referring to the high incidence of tuberculosis-related deaths in the country.

“It is inspiring that India and the US are natural partners with a long history of collaboration on tuberculosis prevention, treatment, research and cure and I hope to continue to do my bit in this partnership to end tuberculosis in India,” Amitabh reciprocated.

Verma and Amitabh first collaborated to work on tuberculosis during an event here two years ago on September 10 and it soon grew into a common passion around the cause of eradicating tuberculosis.

In March 2016, Amitabh attended a reception at the US Embassy in New Delhi as tuberculosis brand ambassador and a survivor of the disease.

IANS

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14 Comments

  • SRK should have got that award. Noone knows any actor outside India except SRK.

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  • @bhai
    What a joke. SRK is the one and only legend of Indian cinema.
    SRK>>>>>>>>>>>Dillip Kumar> Amitabh Bachchan> Rest of Bollywood

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  • Now that Big B has gotten the award he should place the award in SRK’s feet.
    Without SRK, USA would never know there is a thing called Bollywood.

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  • @9:07pm

    Yes everyone knows your gangu teli very well. Afterall she/he is one of the begums of international terrorist H.S.😂😂😂

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  • @Indicine – good to see that you even publish cinema related article something other than box office calculations.

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  • @SRK warrier, Amitabh worked in hollywood movie ‘The Great Gatsby’ with Leonardo Dicaprio & Tobey Maguire.

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  • I apologize to all Khans’ fans as I have taken too much digs at them but always tasted dust like my favorite Hrithik Duggu – Papa ka beta…

    OK Jaanu is a written Flop… it’ll be of same fate as Befikre… People are bored of messy complex metropolitan love stories… They had too much to bear in ADHM for now… When the original ‘O Kadhal Kanmani’ was released it was one of it’s kind for regional viewers and the fresh storytelling of Mani Ratnam sailed it through becoming a success… Shaad Ali didn’t have an impressive track record either… And Aditya Roya Kapoor’s hiccup-hiccup dialogue delivery is a certain put-off…!!!!

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  • @tiger-the real beggar,no everyone is well known about internationally famous terrorists dawood,yakub and Abdul akteef’s begum/rakhail salma bhabijaan who is India’s no.1 most wanted criminal,murderer,terrorist,woman beater and last but not least the famous prisoner of tihar and jodhpur prison,rofl.

    Legend of many records

    Hit N run

    Black buck poaching

    Chinkara killing

    Arm case

    Woman beating

    Many such uncountable records with 0 box office records.

    But you were saying me lultan will be gotten of this year.what happened to your Bhojpuri prediction?ha ha ha ha.soo your criminal bhabijaan will be hanged,so don’t worry,rofl.

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  • @mekanik

    All those things are million times better than being a Deshdrohi & Begum of someone like HS…😂😂😂

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