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It’s hard to even put into words the feeling of losing a parent and most people experience this traumatic pain in their lifetime. But the memories stay with us and that helps us move on in life. The special occasions call for some special memories that we have spent with the loved ones, whom we had lost to death. 2017 was a catastrophic year for the Rai-Bachchan clan when Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father, Krishnaraj Rai had taken his last breath. As per India.com report, Krishnaraj ji was diagnosed with cancer but had lost the fight with his prolonged illness. (Also Read: KBC 12's Host, Amitabh Bachchan Reveals He Still Writes Love Letters To His Wife, Jaya Bachchan)
Just like every daughter, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan too, had shared a warm relationship with her father, Krishnaraj Rai and her IG handle is proof of the same. Aishwarya often reminisces the beautiful memories shared with her father and on special occasions, she never misses to post a picture with her dad’s portrait with a heartfelt note. On Krishnaraj Rai’s third death anniversary, Aishwarya had posted a picture with her daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, posing in front of her father’s portrait. Aishwarya had captioned the post as “LOVE YOU OUR DADDYYY- AJJAAA FOREVER AND BEYOND. Our Guardian Angel Alllllways.”
To mark Krishnaraj Rai’s birth anniversary on November 20, 2020, Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan have penned heartfelt notes on their respective IG handles. Abhishek posted a smiling picture of his late father-in-law, which appears to be from one of Aaradhya Bachchan's birthday parties, and wrote, "Happy Birthday Dad. Miss you." Aishwarya, who misses her father dearly, has the sweetest words for him which she wrote with a smiling picture of him. Aishwarya captioned her post as "HAPPY BIRTHDAY Daddyyy- Ajjaa. Our Ever- Smiling Guardian ANGEL. LOVE YOU ETERNALLY."
After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s father, Krishnaraj Rai had left for the heavenly abode, her father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan had tweeted for his samdhi, “Death has but one end .. and words cannot define it ..!!” On his blog, he had written, “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.” (Also Read: Anupam Kher Appreciates Neetu Kapoor For Returning To Shoot Post Her Husband, Rishi Kapoor's Demise)
How Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was inconsolable after her father’s demise and the way she had juggled between hospital and home, a source was then quoted as saying by India.com, “Aishwarya has been heartbroken. She’s been spending sleepless nights worrying crazy about her dad’s deteriorating health. Amid all this, it is heartening to see how Abhishek has been keeping her company. Aishwarya has been ignoring herself while taking care of her father. Abhishek has been taking care of her and making sure that she eats and sleeps every few hours. He has made sure to be around. Both of them spend most of their day and night at the hospital, stepping out to go home only to freshen up and to check on daughter Aaradhya, who’s been taken care of her paternal grandparents – Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.”
In an interview with Jitesh Pillai on Famously Filmfare, recalling that Abhishek Bachchan along with his parents, Jaya Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan, was all set to come to her place for roka and her father, Krishnaraj Rai was out of town, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan had said, "Abhishek was like 'we are all coming and I can't stop dad. We are on our way. We are coming to your place'. I'm like, 'Oh my God!' So, this 'roka' is happening with a call to my father, who is out of town." And how that one moment changed her life forever, Aishwarya had continued, "Mum is here, we are here. They've all arrived home, they are emotional and all. I'm like, 'Oh my God, it's happening.' Then it's like, 'come on, let's go home'. I'm like, 'Mom, okay... is this...is this an engagement? Like, what just happened?" (Also Read: Anushka Sharma's Father Clicks A Candid Picture Of His Daughter, Her Pregnancy Glow Is Unmissable)
Rest in peace, Krishnaraj ji!
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