Amitabh Bachchan shares poem from hospital, here is the full English translation: 'I'm drenched in immense love'

The Bollywood star shared the poignant passage from hospital to thank fans for their support as he is treated for the novel coronavirus

Beloved Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan remains in hopsital with Covid-19. Reuters 
Beloved Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan remains in hopsital with Covid-19. Reuters 

Amitabh Bachchan,77, has shared a poem from his hospital bed to thank fans for their support, after he and members of his family tested positive for Covid-19.

The actor shared the poem on Twitter. He didn't say if he'd penned the poem himself, although it is likely. He has been known to write inspirational and motivational passages and poems in the past, and he's shared many of these on Twitter. His father, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, was a noted Indian poet.

The poem was originally penned in Hindi, and translates in English to:

"Prayers and good wishes, come to me like torrential rain

This bond of love has broken the dam and I am swept away

Drenched in this immense love

The darkness of my solitude has illuminated

I will never be able to express my gratitude

I bow down and thank you"

The beloved actor tested positive for the coronavirus and was admitted to hospital in India on Saturday, July 11. His son, Abhishek Bachchan, 44, also tested positive and is "stable with mild symptoms", say authorities.

A day later, Abhishek's wife, fellow Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, 46, and their daughter, Aaradhya, 8, confirmed they will self-quarantine at home after testing positive for Covid-19. Jaya Bachchan, actress and wife of Amitabh, tested negative for the coronavirus, but will be tested again, say authorities.

Since being admitted to hospital, Amitabh Bachchan, known by fans as Big B, has only tweeted a handful of times; once to confirm he had tested positive for the coronavirus and had been admitted to hospital; later to send his thanks to fans for their support of the family across two tweets, and finally to share the poem.

Like his father, Abhishek has been in touch with fans via Twitter since being admitted to hospital. He wrote to confirm that he and his father had been admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and that they are following Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) regulations.

He also confirmed that Aishwarya and Aaradhya had tested positive and are quarantining at home. He has also urged fans to "remain cautions and safe" and to "follow all rules".

Updated: July 14, 2020 03:32 PM

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