Amitabh Bachchan, the name that itself portrays as an enigmatic era has been battling a serious illness. He is surviving on just 25% of liver functioning. The disease is Hepatitis B and Big B has been on pins ever since the disease started eating up his health bit by bit.
Fighting Hepatitis B everyday, Amitabh turns 77
In 2015, Amitabh Bachchan revealed in a UNICEF video about this. The serious accident on the sets of his movie Coolie gave him the infection, He was given 60 units of blood and one of the units was infected with Hepatitis B
Amitabh’s liver was damaged because of this blood transfusion. Though there is no permanent cure for the ailment, it can only be controlled. He came to know about the infection only after years later. By the, around three fourths of his liver was damaged.
It has been over 20 years after the diagnosis. But he is living a very positive life and he says if he can do it, everyone else can. After turning 77 and still giving his younger counterparts a run for their money, Amitabh Bachchan is a icon in real sense.
Dr Mohamed Rela, a very famous liver transplant expert from Chennai is treating Mr Bachchan for Hepatitis B. With this age and spirit, Amitabh is definitely the ever angry young man of the nation.