MUMBAI – In a sad development, Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father Krishnaraj died early Saturday, Indian media reported.
Krishnaraj Rai passed away earlier on Saturday at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital. The actor’s spokesperson confirmed to indianexpress.com, “Yes, it is true that Mr Krishnaraj Rai has passed away.”
He was reportedly fighting cancer and was in the hospital for over a month.
Aishwarya along with Abhishek Bachchan and the whole family were by his side all this while when he was hospitalised. Last week, he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) when his health deteriorated further, IndianExpress reported.
Aishwarya’s spokesperson had confirmed his ill health earlier, “All I can tell you right now is that yes, Krishnaraj Rai, Aishwarya Rai’s father is hospitalised and is in the ICU.
It is a delicate situation and can’t tell you anything more.”
All this while, Aishwarya was taking full care of her father while husband Abhishek Bachchan and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan were very much by her side along with other family members.