Amitabh, Amar Singh visit Delhi's Akshardham

Big B accompanied Amar Singh to offer prayers at Delhi's Akshardham temple on Singh's 50th birthday.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2006 11:39 IST

Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Friday accompanied close friend and Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh to offer prayers at the Akshardham temple on the occasion of Singh's 50th birthday.

Amitabh, making a rare appearance after his recent surgery for an intestinal ailment, was accompanied by wife Jaya and son Abhishek to the temple in East Delhi.

The Bollywood icon was dressed in a kurta pyjama, with a cream-coloured shawl. He did not talk to the large number of waiting media persons.

"I have offered prayers on my 50th birthday. I haven't asked for anything special," Singh told reporters.

When asked about the phone-tapping issue, he said "the government is baying for our blood but still I have prayed for the well-being of the government."

The Samajwadi Party leader made a donation of Rs 50 lakh to the temple on the occasion.

There was tight security at the temple in view of the visit by the high-profile devotees.

Also present on the occasion was family friend and wife of businessman Anil Ambani, Tina Ambani.

First Published: Jan 27, 2006 11:39 IST