Amitabh Bachchan is currently seen as a host on Kaun Banega Crorepati 13. At times, Big B shares some unknown and interesting facts about his personal life. And speaking of that, in the latest episode, Big B revealed how he got his name 'Amitabh'. The revelation was made by the veteran star when contestant was asked the question related to his late father and renowned poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.
The question was - 'The poetry collection of Dr. Harivanshrai Bachchan and which other renowned litterateur was published jointly under the title Khadi Ke Phool?" Mohit took the right guess and the answer was Sumitranandan Pant.
It was then Big B revealed that Sumitranandan Pant was his father's close friend and he often visited their house. The Chehre actor further shared that he was named by Sumitranandan Pant ji. 'Mera naamkaran inhone kiya', he said. He shared that the day Sumitranandan Pant visited their house, he was born and he named him Amitabh. Interesting, isn't it? ALSO READ:Kaun Banega Crorepati 13 Shaandaar Shukravaar: Amitabh Bachchan Relives His ‘College And Calcutta Days’ As He Dances With Kriti Sanon
During a recent episode, Big B also revealed why his father chose 'Bachchan' as their surname. He revealed the story when a contestant Bhagyashree Tayde revealed that her parents were against her marriage as the boy belonged to another caste. However, she married Sanghpal Tayde, and hence, their families cut ties with them.
Big B then shared that he too was born to parents who belonged to different castes. While his mother, Teji Bachchan was a Sikh, his father was from a Kayasth family in Uttar Pradesh. He added, "Their families opposed for a while, but they agreed and all the bonds got restored. I'm talking about the year 1942."
He added, "My father deliberately gave us the name Bachchan, because the surname doesn't indicate any caste."