Amitabh Bachchan gives Sharjah Book Fair a miss due to health issues
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Announcing the news, a statement from the book fair's management read that Amitabh Bachchan was "unable to fulfil his scheduled attendance at the book fair on October 30 at 5 p.m., owing to health issues, which make him unfit to undertake overseas travel".
We regret to inform you that Amitabh Bachchan, will be unable to take part in #SIBF19, due to medical conditions th… https://t.co/0kjlFuwb8U— Sharjah Book Authority (@SharjahBookAuth) 1572442207000
The statement also mentioned about the Bollywood veteran's ailing health and his hospitalisation in Mumbai earlier this month due to a liver problem.
Informing that the Bollywood actor is sad for being unable to attend the event, the statement further read: "Bachchan sent his regards to the millions of fans who were eagerly anticipating to hear from him, in person, at the book fair. He expressed profound dismay for missing this opportunity to meet and address them."
A book is the tangible proof of the great collective genius of humans from around the world. For 38 consecutive ye… https://t.co/bXVzvcngYF— Sharjah Book Authority (@SharjahBookAuth) 1572467152000
Meanwhile, Big B had family time during Diwali in Mumbai and shared celebration pictures on social media. He also took to his blog to express his gratitude to millions of fans for their love and wishes on the festive occasions of Diwali and Bhai Dooj.