Amitabh Bachchan, a megastar, has paid respect to Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning queen in British history. She passed away on Thursday at the age of 96.
Amitabh Bachchan posted the blog
He posted the following on his blog: .. and as we live another day, the life of another has ended .. the Queen, has passed away .. the Queen of England .. and a host of moments and memories go along with her and her presence.”
Amitabh Bachchan recounted that the great poet and his father Harivansh Rai Bachchan were in England at the time of the Queen’s coronation.
His father was in England at the time of crowning
He added, “Babuji was in England for his PhD, when she was crowned and the Coronation was the huge event of the moment in 1952 .. and the news and the books and the curios designed then were dutifully sent to me in Allahabad.”
“Sets of make your own Coronation coach and the various monuments and the finery of a crowning in England were among us at 17, Clive Road, Allahabad and hours spent in building them and getting books and information presented in colourful books were our prized possession ….”
Amitabh Bachchan further added: “A private hand shake with her when she was a State Guest during my University days, to India and that exclusive moment at Rashtrapati Bhavan, among the four or five of us.”
“The select group of invitees at Buckingham Palace during the time of Babuji’s stay in Cambridge when at a private Tea he was called along with, other country guests. The Indian Cricket team in particular – the likes of Vinoo Mankad, and Hazare and more .. and the signed autographs of them sent to us on the invitation card from the Palace .. now all lost or misplaced when we shifted from Allahabad to Delhi.
“The letters the books and objects of remembrance all lost .. pity. The idea of documentation or of reserve and storage in collectibles was never a consideration .. .. now as you look back .. the regret and remorse ..”
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