“Nelson Mandela – a man of will, belief and wit!” – Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the fortunate few who had the honour of meeting the late Nobel Peave Prize laureate Nelson Mandela twice. The South African national hero was suffering from a prolonged lung infecton, Nelson was fighting the battle day-by-day but lost it yesterday. His death has not only left everyone in his country shocked but many across the globe including Mr Bachchan were stunned after hearing this news. Amitabh Bachchan took to twitter to express his grief. He remembered the brave soul as, “Nelson Mandela – a giant of a man; of will, belief and perseverance, passes away. But leaves behind a legacy of fight for right!!” Remembering his meeting with the great man, the 71-year-old actor further posted, “I had the greatest honor to meet and spend time with him on two occasions! His humility his greatest asset, among countless other!”

But the actor was touched when one of his fan tweeted a picture which was taken long back and had the versatile actor along with Mandela. He posted, “Thank you Vikas …what a moment!! Nelson Mandela’s personalised autograph and picture of our meeting!”

We all feel deeply sorry for this tremendous loss to not just a nation but to the entire world. We would love to hear your thoughts on this great person who revolutionixed the world in more than one way!

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