Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has mourned the loss of Krishnaraj Rai, the father of his daughter-in-law, actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
Mr. Rai died on Saturday at a suburban hospital here. He was admitted to hospital a few weeks ago. He was reportedly battling cancer.
Amitabh Bachchan expressed his grief on his blog, saying, “Death... the inevitable end.”
Big B also posted a long message on his official blog.
He wrote, “That call you wait anxiously knowing that it will come, and come it does to end all other calls .. 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 ..”
“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,” he added.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father Krishnaraj Rai was reportedly battling cancer. Her spokesperson told indianexpress.com, “Yes, it is true that Mr Krishnaraj Rai has passed away.” He survived by wife Vrinda, son Aditya and Aishwarya.
At the funeral, several who’s who of the industry came to pay their last respects. A host of celebrities including actors Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor, Sonali Bendre and filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowariker, Goldie Behl, JP Dutta apart from Manish Malhotra, Puneet Malhotra, Sikander Kher, Tina Ambani, Kokilaben Ambani and Anil Ambani were seen.
Aishwarya had been managing her entire schedule to make sure that she was present at her father’s side throughout his illness.
The star also offered prayers at the funeral that took place at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Sansthan Shamshan Bhoomi on Saturday.