Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s ailing father, Krishnaraj Rai breathed his last on Saturday and it’s a tough time for the Rais and the Bachchans. Condolences are pouring in for the family. Aishwarya’s father was hospitalised at Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital for a month, before he passed away.
While the families are grieving, Aishwarya’s father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan wrote a heart-touching blog post for his late samdhi.
Death .. the inevitable end
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 ..
And the happiest of them all, is the one that has gone .. for he is already in the arms of the heavens and in a realm of peace and tranquillity ..
In grief ..
Big B even tweeted about it and expressed his gratitude to fans who showered their condolences.
T 2468 – Death has but one end .. and words cannot define it ..!!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 18, 2017
T 2469 – To them that express condolence on the passing of Aishwarya's Father .. my gratitude .. !🙏 pic.twitter.com/aiLUhiTqxM
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 19, 2017
Mr Rai’s last rites were performed on Sunday and many celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Sonali Bendre, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Manish Malhotra, Tina Ambani, Anil Ambani, Ashutosh Gowariker, among others were seen at the funeral.
You can read Big B’s entire post here.
H/T: The Indian Express