Amitabh Bachchan Awarded by US Embassy for TB Awareness

Posted on:10 Jan 2017 09:29:37
Amitabh Bachchan Awarded by US Embassy for TB Awareness
10 January 2017 Current Affairs: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has been honoured by the US Embassy to acknowledge his immense contribution to the India-US ties on tuberculosis. 

The award was presented on January 8 by US Ambassador to India Richard R Verma to the 74-year-old actor, who himself is a TB survivor and brand ambassador for the cause.

Bachchan took to his blog to share the pictures from the event. 

Remembering his first encounter with Verma, Bachchan said that they have been associated since 2015, when the latter was awarded the Padma Vibhushan. 

The US ambassador also said that the US government has been working with the Indian government for over 20 years on tuberculosis. 

 

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