Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishnaraj Rai, who was under intensive care at the Lilavati hospital, 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 p.m. in Lilavati hospital ICU," Ravishankar told IANS via a message. Krishnaraj Rai had worked as biologist in the army. He is survived by wife Vrinda Rai, son Aditya Rai and daughter Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.
He was reportedly battling cancer. During his stay at the hospital, he was visited by Aishwarya's in-laws Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Amitabh Bachchan penned an emotional note after the loss. Taking to Twitter, he wrote,
T 2468 - Death has but one end .. and words cannot define it ..!!
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) March 18, 2017
The actor also expressed his grief on his blog,
Aishwarya had been managing her entire schedule to make sure that she was present at her father’s side throughout his illness.