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Big B adopts freedom fighter; pledges to support her financially

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There is a famous dialogue of the famous film Munnabhai MBBS, which says "Munna...tum toh khuda ho... tum kuch bhi kar sakte ho".

Well, the very lines hold immense water and truth for the man whom we better know as Amitabh Bachchan aka Big B. The legendary actor, recently in an awards function, just couldn't help showing off his soft side as he got immensely moved by the strength and conviction of a 90 year old freedom fighter lady named Gayatri Devi and her fight for her pension, so much so that he decided to take care of her for the next five years. Big B wrote in his blog stating that, "All she wants is her due - her pension - Rs 3,500 /- per month from the Government!"

For starters, Gayatri Devi has been on a protest on the streets of Delhi since the last four years in order to get her freedom fighter's pension restored. The pension money that she was getting from the Bihar government under the "Samman" pension scheme for freedom fighters since 1997 was suddenly stopped in 2002. What's worse was that it was reasoned that her money was stopped because her name appeared in a list of fake freedom fighters. Despite the old lady's running from pillar to post, justice was totally denied. Umpteen pleas and appeal to the ministers fell on deaf ears. Now that Big B has planned to adopt the lady, the lady has not stopped smiling since then.

They don't call Big B a superstar with a heart of gold for nothing!


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