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World Tuberculosis Day - Celebs who battled tuberculosis

World Tuberculosis Day - Celebs who battled tuberculosis

Amitabh Bachchan was diagnosed with tuberculosis in the year 2000. He revealed it was a TB of the spine. But after undergoing a successful treatment, he was free of the deadly disease. The superstar is now the centre's brand ambassador for 'Call to Action for a TB-free India'.
Muhammad Ali Jinnah is the founder of Pakistan, who suffered from tuberculosis. He did not undergo any kind of treatment because he thought it would affect his political career. He eventually succumbed to this disease.
Kamala Nehru was an Indian freedom fighter. She was the mother of Indira Gandhi and the wife of Jawaharlal Nehru. She started suffering from tuberculosis at a young age and eventually died at the age of 37.
Kahlil Gibran is the world's famous Lebanese-American artist and poet. His early struggles with tuberculosis took away his life at the age of 48.
Tina Turner, grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, was diagnosed with TB in the late 1970s. She continued performing and turned to a homeopathic doctor who helped cure her of the disease in six weeks.
The Former president of South Africa was infected with TB in 1988 while he was in Pollsmoor Prison. Fortunately, he was treated and cured of TB within four months, but the disease left his lungs susceptible to pneumonia and other infections.
The famous Beatles member had tuberculosis when he was 12 years old. Starr spent two years recovering in the hospital where he took part in a hospital musical program by playing the drums.
George Orwell, author of 1984, had bronchitis, dengue fever and pneumonia as a child. Later in life he contracted TB, though experts are still debating whether it was the result of his childhood ailments, his visit to Burma or the years he spent in poverty as a vagabond.
The musician was infected with TB in 1968, during a time when he also suffered from depression, alcoholism and a hard-partying lifestyle. His three months in the hospital led Stevens to reflect on his lifestyle.

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