Amitabh Bachchan turns 70 today and is set to receive a Mobile Diabetes Testing Unit for Mumbai as his birthday gift from the charity Silver Star founded by British MP Keith Vaz.
Bachchan will receive the gift from Peter Beckingham, British Deputy High Commissioner in India, at the Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai.
The mobile clinic will be named ‘Amitabh’ in honour of Bachchan, who is the charity’s international patron and has been instrumental in raising diabetes awareness in India.
The gift will mean the city of Mumbai will for the first time have a Mobile Diabetes Unit alongside those in London and Leicester in the UK and Goa in India. The unit will offer free diabetes testing to the city’s most disadvantaged.