Real Life Raniganj Hero Receives Akshay Kumar Throwback Tribute on Engineer’s Day!!
Engineer’s Day, celebrated on September 15, honours the birth anniversary of Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya, a pioneering engineer and statesman. On this special occasion, Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar took to Instagram to extend Engineer’s Day wishes and pay tribute to a real-life hero. He shared a heartfelt post about the late mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill.
Honouring a Real-life Hero
In his upcoming film, “Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue,” Akshay Kumar will portray the role of Jaswant Singh Gill, a courageous mining engineer.
In 1989, Jaswant Singh Gill rescued 64 workers who were trapped in a flooded coal mine in Raniganj, West Bengal. Akshay Kumar shared a throwback photograph of Jaswant Singh Gill, taken in 1961, standing outside the Indian School of Mines.
In an Instagram post, the actor paid a special tribute to late mining engineer Jaswant Singh Gill. Akshay Kumar wrote:
“Happy #EngineersDay. I could never even imagine myself studying hard to be an engineer. But then I got an opportunity to play a brave, intelligent engineer like Jaswant Singh Gill ji in #MissionRaniganj. माँ बाप की इच्छा पूरी हो गई #RealHero”
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The photo was clicked in 1961. Meanwhile, Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue, by Tinu Suresh Desai, will be released in theatres on October 6.
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Akshay’s Engineer’s Day Tribute
Akshay Kumar expressed his Engineer’s Day wishes in his Instagram post and acknowledged that he never envisioned himself studying to become an engineer.
However, fate had other plans, and he had the opportunity to portray the brave and intelligent engineer, Jaswant Singh Gill, in “Mission Raniganj.” He added that fulfilling this role was a realization of his parents’ dream. Akshay Kumar’s post was a heartfelt tribute to a real hero.
Upcoming Film “Mission Raniganj”
Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue, directed by Tinu Suresh Desai, is set to hit theatres on October 6. The film’s teaser was released recently, showcasing Akshay Kumar’s character’s unwavering determination to save the trapped miners in a flooded coalfield in 1989.
Akshay Kumar shared the teaser on Instagram, emphasizing the courage and conviction displayed by the real-life hero, Jaswant Singh Gill.
The Star-Studded Cast
Apart from Akshay Kumar, Mission Raniganj features a talented ensemble cast, including Parineeti Chopra, Kumud Mishra, Pavan Malhotra, Ravi Kishan, Virendra Saxena, Sudhir Pandey, Bachan Pachera, Mukesh Bhatt, Shishir Sharma, Ananth Mahadevan, Varun Badola, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajesh Sharma, and Jameel Khan.
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Akshay Kumar’s Birthday Announcement
On his 56th birthday, Akshay Kumar announced the third instalment of his comedy film series, “Welcome.” The star-studded cast includes Raveena Tandon, Lara Dutta, Jacqueline Fernandez, Disha Patani, Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, and Arshad Warsi, among others.
In conclusion, Engineer’s Day served as an opportunity for Akshay Kumar to pay tribute to a real-life hero, Jaswant Singh Gill, whose heroic actions inspired the upcoming film “Mission Raniganj: The Great Bharat Rescue.“
This heartfelt tribute reminds us of the incredible feats of engineers and their contributions to society. Stay informed and ahead with Digi Hind News and our exclusive updates and articles.