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Who named the millennium star Amitabh Bachchan; here is the answer

India TV Entertainment Desk 05 Apr 2016, 20:29:35 IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

New Delhi: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan needs no introduction. Big B has grown to become one of the most influential persons around the globe.

While the name, Amitabh Bachchan itself has a lot of substance in it, do you know who gave him this name? The first name which would cross your mind would be his father’s, renowned poet Harivanshrai Bachchan.

But, he is not the one.

Amitabh Bachchan got his name from Sumitra Nandan Pant, another renowned poet of his times. Big B shared this piece of information about his name on Twitter yesterday.

A fan posted a picture of Harivanshrai Bachchan, Sumitra Nandan Pant and Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and asked if the ‘Piku’ star remembered it.

Here’s the Twitter conversation for you:


@SrBachchan Namaste Amitji. Have you seen this one of Babuji, and the one who named you? pic.twitter.com/x0ipaM46kq

— Jasmine Jaywant (@FmXtJasmineJ) April 4, 2016


yes ... this is Babuji, Sumitra Namdan Pant ji who named me and a great poet; and Dinkar ji .. another great poet .. https://t.co/YiHjoObLS2

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 4, 2016

Interestingly, Harivanshrai Bachchan had named Big B, Inquilaab, inspired by the phrase Inquilab Zindabad popularly used during the Indian independence struggle. But, Pant Ji gave him the suggestion to name him Amitabh and Harivanshrai Bachchan happily obliged.

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The fans of Big B, can never thank Sumitra Nanda Pant enough. Else, he would have never got a nickname as cool as Big B.

Amitabh Bachchan was last seen in ‘Wazir’ with Farhan Akhtar. Currently he is busy filming ‘TE3N’, thriller film directed by Ribhu Dasgupta. It also stars Vidya Balan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in pivotal roles. Mr. Bachchan has been keeping busy with the shooting of the film in Kolkatta. Pictures from the sets which showed him riding bicycle and buying fish indicate that it is going to be an interesting film.