Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father, Krishnaraj Rai, died on Saturday evening at a private hospital in Mumbai. He was battling Lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the immune system.
Krishnaraj Rai is survived by wife Vrinda, son Aditya and daughter Aishwarya.
Lt Gen V Ravishankar, who treated Krishnaraj at the hospital, confirmed his demise to IANS. It was reported that while his chances of survival were slim, he was supposed to have been discharged after a two-week stay in the hospital – but was soon shifted to the ICU when his condition began to deteriorate.
The funeral was held on Saturday night at Mumbai’s Vile Parle Seva Sansthan Shamshan Bhoomi, with close relatives of Aishwarya and her family, including her husband Abhishek Bachchan and father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan in attendance.
Celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sonali Bendre, Anil Ambani, and Ashutosh Gowariker attended the funeral to pay their respects.
Hailing from Mangalore, Karnataka, Krishnaraj was an army biologist. The family moved to Mumbai when Aishwarya was a teenager.
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