Amitabh Bachchan, one of the most celebrated actors of all time in the country, tweeted on Saturday that he has tested positive for coronavirus. He urged those who came in contact with him to get tested. Several prominent personalities and thousands of users wished him a speedy recovery on Twitter.
"I have tested COVID positive...shifted to Hospital...hospital informing authorities...family and staff undergone tests, results awaited...All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested," he tweeted.
T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited ..— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 11, 2020
All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she was saddened by Mr Bachchan contracting the virus.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis wished health to the star in a tweet.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also tweeted to wish the actor. Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi also wished him a speedy recovery.
Wishing and praying for @SrBachchan ji's speedy recovery.— Akhilesh Yadav (@yadavakhilesh) July 11, 2020
My best wishes to you sir, wish you a speedy recovery! https://t.co/JfZoTwidOT— Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) July 11, 2020
Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina, from the cricket fraternity, wished Mr Bachchan, fondly called Big B.
Get well soon Sir— Suresh Raina???????? (@ImRaina) July 11, 2020
Take care Amit ji.— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) July 11, 2020
Praying for your good health and quick recovery. ???????? https://t.co/KRwPQ9RQZT
Industrialist Anand Mahindra wished Mr Bachchan in his unique way.
We're all cheering for you. And you have nothing to worry about. There's a vaccine you possess—it's code named the Big V—and it's inbuilt & organic. Grows inside all those like you who are natural fighters. ???????? https://t.co/oCJsiElymp— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 11, 2020
Several actors also came out on Twitter to wish Mr Bachchan.
Get well soon amit uncle. All my love and prayers..— Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamakapoor) July 11, 2020
Get well soon sir, my sincere prayers for your speedy recovery— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) July 11, 2020
Amitabh Bachchan's son, actor Abhishek Bachchan, also tested positive.
"Earlier today, both my father and I tested positive for COVID-19. Both of us are having mild symptoms and have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you," he said.
Earlier today both my father and I tested positive for COVID 19. Both of us having mild symptoms have been admitted to hospital. We have informed all the required authorities and our family and staff are all being tested. I request all to stay calm and not panic. Thank you.— Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan) July 11, 2020
India, with 8,20,916 cases including 22,123 deaths, is the third worst hit country in the world.