Amitabh Bachchan makes India proud in London Olympics

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London, Jul 26: Today (Thursday, Jul 26) all Indians must be very proud after watching their superstar Amitabh Bachchan participating in the London Olympics torch relay just a day ahead of the opening ceremony of the games.

The 69-year-old actor covered a distance of 300 metres at Southwark in the Borough of London. The 32.7 mile relay of the Olympic flame has legendary personalities from all over the world and all walks of life, including Lawrence Dallaglio, Lewis Moody, Jim Anderson, Phil Packer, Darren Fitzpatrick and Tom Davis.

Bachchan is not the only celebrity to lend the Indian touch to the mega gaming event. Indian music maestro AR Rahman has teamed up with his ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ director Danny Boyle to compose a track for the inaugural event.

"Clarifying the report on the Olympics track I am composing... It's a track in Punjabi celebrating the Indian influence in the UK. It's a part of a medley in the Olympics opening ceremony, according to Danny Boyle's creative wishes!," Rahman had written on his Facebook page. Illaiyaraaja's song is also set to feature in the medley of music tracks to be used in the inaugural programme.

Announcing about his participation in the torch rally, Big B earlier had tweeted, OK !! HERE IT IS : Have been invited by London Olympic Organizing Committee to carry the torch in the relay tomorrow ..."

The opening ceremony of the London Olympics will be kicked off at 1:30 am (IST) on Saturday, Jul 28. A record number of 81 athletes will represent India at London Olympics 2012 this year. This is the largest contingent from India for the Games. In Beijing Olympics 2008, India had sent 57 athletes for 12 events.

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