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Amitabh Bachchan gets nostalgic on Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary, shares heartfelt post

Amitabh Bachchan shared a picture of him shaking hands with Nelson Mandela to celebrate his 100th birth anniversary.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: July 18, 2018 22:06 IST ]
Image Source : TWITTER/AMITABH BACHCHAN

Amitabh Bachchan remembers Nelson Mandela on 100th birth anniversary

Remembering anti-Apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela on his 100th birth anniversary, Amitabh Bachchan spoke about his meeting with the former in Robben Island prison in a heartfelt post.

He took to Twitter to post, "Nelson Mandela DAY .. 100th birth anniversary .. !! Had my greatest honor to meet him in SoAfrica on two momentous occasions! A humble caring down to earth personality .. visited his cell in Robben Island prison .. historic visit !"

Alongside, he uploaded a picture of their meeting, where they can be seen shaking hands.

Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar also posted a picture earlier in the day, with the caption, "Remembering @NelsonMandela on his 100th birthday. I was extremely fortunate enough to have met him early on in my life. So much to learn, so much to get inspired from. #Madiba100," Tendulkar captioned the picture.

Actress Shabana Azmi too tweeted about her meeting with the Mandela.

"Am blessed to have met #Nelson Mandela twice. What a giant of a man. His ideology of nonviolence, truth, and reconciliation is needed today more than ever. On his 100th birth centenary my deepest respect," read her tweet.

Paying a tribute to the revolutionist, International sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture on the same theme at Puri Beach in Odisha.

Mandela passed away on December 13, 2013, after battling a recurring lung infection. He was 95.

Even the Royal family celebrated Nelson Mandela's 100th birth anniversary. Marking the centenary anniversary of former South African President and Anti-Apartheid revolutionary, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the launch of Nelson Mandela Centenary exhibition.

 

(With ANI inputs)

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