Mumbai: Superstar Amitabh Bachchan came to the rescue of 90 farmers in Maharashtra’s Wardha district as they were on May 12 given cheques to repay their debt. Cheques would be delivered at the homes of 24 other needy farmers.
The farmers were selected from over 20 villages of the district by members of the Rotary Club of Gandhi City Wardha and Rotary Club of Mumbai. The cheques total around Rs. 30 lakh, all of which was donated by Bachchan.
Around 90 farmers were handed over the cheques at a ceremony here on May 12. “We have arranged to deliver the cheques of those farmers who were unable to attend the ceremony,” the report said.