Aishwarya Rai loses her father, Amitabh Bachchan writes most thoughtful message

Published: March 19, 2017


Bollywood actor and Former Miss World, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father, Krishnaraj Rai who was under intensive care at the Lilavati hospital in Mumbai, passed away on Saturday after a brief illness.

According to Lt Gen V Ravishankar, who was treating him at the hospital, he had lymphoma. He was in hospital for over a month.
“Mr Rai passed away around 4 pm in Lilavati hospital ICU,” Ravishankar told IANS via a message.

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During his stay at the hospital, he was visited by Aishwarya’s in-laws Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.

Amitabh Bachchan also mourned the death of Krishnaraj Rai.

“Death has but one end… And words cannot define it,” Amitabh tweeted on Saturday night.

The 74-year-old thespian also grieved about the loss on his blog. He wrote: “Glimpses of reactions in the mind, of the lost one, of those that shall reflect on the lost one and suddenly then in the midst of sorrow and grief among the grieved and grieving.”

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He also added, “That walk to the ultimate destination and the reality… Embracing the tragedy, the discussions on its transport, its rituals, its formalities… The custom, the tradition, the visitors with the sadness and the embrace of consolation, the last rites, the carriage, the placement, the cremation… What to say what to put out where to put to… All laden with grief and departure”.

Krishnaraj Rai is survived by his wife Brindya Rai, son Aditya and daughter Aishwarya.

His funeral was held on Saturday night, where a host of film celebrities paid their last respects.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • chengez k
    Mar 19, 2017 - 6:39PM
  • Bunny Rabbit
    Mar 19, 2017 - 7:21PM

    All designers will now suddenly see a rise in sales of pure white / pristine lacy dresses thanx to this high profile funeral .Recommend

  • aleem
    Mar 21, 2017 - 7:58PM

    Such personal things should be kept private. For Ameetabh Bacchan to write this publicly obviously means that he wants to earn kudos and goodwill for himself. Unfortunately in this day and age, there is no distinction between what should remain private and what should be shared publicly. Its all about getting more hits for oneself. Vain and self-centered is what I would call all this.Recommend

  • Sarah John
    Mar 22, 2017 - 1:22AM

    May his soul rest in peace…. It is really a shocking news .we will miss forever dadRecommend

  • Hasan
    Mar 24, 2017 - 11:27AM

    Appalled at the sick commercial comments above. People have lost their sense of decency and humanity.

    may the departed soul rest in peace & give his near & dear ones to bear the loss.Recommend

  • Khan
    Mar 24, 2017 - 12:40PM

    Very sadRecommend

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