Harivansh Rai Bachchan Death Anniversary: When Amitabh Bachchan spoke about his father's humble beginnings

18 January,2024 12:27 PM IST |  Mumbai  |  mid-day online correspondent

Harivansh Rai Bachchan Death Anniversary: When Amitabh Bachchan revealed his father`s monthly salary thereby giving an insight into his humble beginnings

Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is known for sharing personal anecdotes on the game show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati'. In the previous season, that is KBC 15, the superstar had spoken about his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan's humble beginnings. He was a celebrated poet. Today, on Harivansh Rai Bachchan's death anniversary, we revisit the time Amitabh revealed his father's monthly salary thereby giving an insight into his humble beginnings.

In one of the episodes of Kaun Banega Crorepati 15 that aired in December, Amitabh Bachchan recalled his father's monthly salary while talking to a contestant. He added how they didn't have money to afford a pen.

In episode 84 of the quiz-based reality show, host Amitabh Bachchan welcomed Vishwas Tulshiram Dake from Mhalis Pimpalgaon District Beed, Maharashtra to the hot seat. He was a farmer. After winning Rs 3,20,000, the actor took out his pen and signed the cheque for the contestant. While signing the cheque, Big B touched the nib of the pen on his tongue to make it work better. Seeing this, the contestant curiously asked the actor: "Why did you do that to the pen? I had the habit too. When the pen won't work at school."

The contestant couldn't control his happiness and said, "Then that's a shared habit."

Big B went on to say, "There is no difference between the two of us."

To this the contestant humbly replied, "No, sir. We're poles apart. You're great, sir."

The ‘Don' actor then narrated an anecdote, "During childhood, I didn't have a pen. My dad used to earn around Rs 400-500 a month. We couldn't afford a pen with it. So, that's how we got educated."

The contestant couldn't believe this and said, "No, Sir. It's not like that."

Big B said, "What do you mean? I'm telling you. That's how it was."

Vishwas then asked the 81-year-old actor, "I've heard this about you. I don't know if it's true. When you approached All India Radio for a job, because of your voice you didn't get a job there. And after that, you became the king of voice. Is this true?" Replying to him in a candid manner, Big B said, "Your first statement is true. But the second statement is wrong."

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