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Amitabh Bachchan: 'Coolie' accident was a rebirth

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says he is grateful to everybody who prayed for him during his accident on the sets of "Coolie", exactly 33 years ago.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

The 72-year-old actor took to Twitter to share the details about the accident that injured him badly.

The actor said he saw his father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, in tears for the first time after his return from the hospital.

"August 2nd 1982... I live after Coolie accident... On returning home saw Father in tears for first time ever," Bachchan wrote, alongside a picture where he is touching the feet of his father.

Bachchan suffered a near-fatal accident while shooting an action scene for Manmohan Desai's "Coolie" in Bangalore in 1982, which took him several months to fully recover.

The "Piku" star thanked his fans for their prayers and hailed his life post the accident as a "rebirth."

"To all that give me prayers and wish... August 2nd my rebirth in sense... I fold my hands in gratitude..." Bachchan wrote on his blog that he will "never be able to repay" the gratitude of people who prayed for him.

"The details of those times spent at the Hospital are difficult to describe, and have been done often enough... It would not give me pleasure to describe them again to you..."But it would never stop me from accepting that had it not been the prayers of millions that went up from home and across the world, I would not have been writing this Blog... It has been a debt on my shoulders... A happy debt... For I know that I shall never be able to repay it," he wrote.

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