Amitabh Bachchan prays for Nelson Mandela

The superstar cherishes the moments he had spent with the former South African president

entertainment Updated: Jun 26, 2013 14:36 IST
Hindustan Times
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Superstar Amitabh Bachchan is an international icon who is known for his goodwill. On Monday, June 24, the actor showed his concern for the former president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela (94) by tweeting prayers for the ailing leader’s speedy recovery. The tweet by Big B read, clies in hospital in critical condition ! Wishing ‘Madiba’ the best of care and prayer to keep him well !! Met on two occasions in SAf, and each time the power of his presence and gentleness, overwhelmed me .. ‘Madiba’ our prayers with you (sic)”. In South Africa, Mandela is fondly referred by his Xhosa clan name, Madiba.

In another tweet, Bachchan wrote about his concert in the Rainbow Nation. “It was ‘Madiba’ and his ANC that gave us the first permission to stage a concert in Durban, JoBerg, on eve of end of Apartheid !!. Can never ever forget those moments of our first visit to SAF .. and the concert, and the love of the people .. never before !! (sic)” African National Congress (ANC) is the party that Mandela was associated with throughout his life. The veteran civil rights leader is currently undergoing treatment for a recurring lung infection at a Pretoria hospital. Before going to press it was reported that he was critical. –HTC

First Published: Jun 26, 2013 12:18 IST