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Amitabh Bachchan to pay off Rs 55 mn loan of over 850 farmers from UP

The 76-year-old actor said he previously helped over 350 farmers from Maharashtra by clearing their loans

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Amitabh Bachchan
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Megastar has revealed he will be paying off loans of over 850 farmers from

The 76-year-old actor said he previously helped over 350 farmers from by clearing their loans.

"It has been a most satisfying experience to give some to them our countrymen that sacrificed their lives for us... 44 families diversified into 112 entities were given out in my small way from Maharashtra, the brave hearts , the SHAHEED. More needs to be done from other parts of the country too. It shall be done.

"Over 350 farmers loans that were difficult to pay off , and to prevent them from committing suicide, was paid off some days back too... Earlier loans from Andhra and Vidarbha had been done... Now a list of over 850 farmers from have been identified and their loans amounting to over Rs 55 million shall be taken care of .. the assistance from the in question assists in its execution and its benevolence," Bachchan wrote on his blog.

The actor also shared that he will be helping Ajeet Singh, who appeared on KBC Karmveer.

"Tomorrow a contribution to Ajeet Singh, who was on KBC Karmveer, and who works towards forced prostitution and the protection of young girls being kidnapped and forced into this dastardly crime, is being sent to him to help in his most valiant endeavour.

First Published: Fri, October 19 2018. 17:15 IST