Amitabh Bachchan’s Heartwarming Message For The Oldest Tree Of The House ‘Prateeksha’
Amitabh Bachchan shared a heartwarming message of the oldest tree of his bunglow Prateeksha. He shared that 43-year-old Gulmohar tree in his bungalow Prateeksha was recently uprooted during the rains. The actor also shared some trivia about the tree being such an integral part of the entire family and how the house was named on a word from his late father Harivanch Rai Bachchan’s poem.
He opened his latest blog with the story about the tree and wrote, “The day in 1976 we moved into the first house that this generation had ever bought and built, and called its own .. it was planted as a sapling , a mere few inches in its height .. in the middle of the lawn that surrounded the property.” He said “a Palace in the desert land of the North” had given him the inspiration to plant it where he wanted it to be.
Sharing the story behind the name of the house, he says “Babuji saw the house as we invited him and Maa ji to now live with us and named it .. Prateeksha .. it came from a line of one of his works. “Swagat sabke liye yaha par, nahi kisi ke liye prateeksha” .. welcome there is for all in this abode, but we are not waiting for anyone.”
He further went on to share that Junior Bachchan got married near the same tree and how the tree has been the centre of all the festivities and celebrations. The Bachchans used to celebrate Holika Dahan near the tree and all the rituals were performed by the same tree.
He wrote, “The children grew up around it .. as did the grandchildren .. their birthdays and the festivities of festivals all decorated this GulMohar beautiful tree , with its bright orange flowers that bloomed during the summer .. the children did get married just a few feet away from it .. and it stood guardian above them .. its branches bowed down with the weight of grief and sorrow when the elders passed away .. Babuji, Maa ji .. their prayer meet on the 13th and the 12th day after the passing all within its shadow of grief .. the holika .. the burning of the evil forces a day before the celebrations of Holi , burnt about it .. as did all the lights of Deepavali adorn its branches .. the pooja’s of Satyanarayan and the havans for peace and prosperity , within its watchful grace.”
We last saw Big B in Shoojit Sircar directorial Gulabo Sitabo that was released on Amazon Prime Video where he plays the role of a grumpy landlord who was very attached to his old house. The film also starred Ayushamnn Khurrana in the role of his tenant.