As bahu Aishwarya comes to terms with her father's death, an emotional Amitabh Bachchan pens a touching note

As bahu Aishwarya comes to terms with her father's death, an emotional Amitabh Bachchan pens a touching note

Pictures of Aishwarya tearing up at her father's funeral broke many hearts!

Over the weekend, actor and mum Aishwarya Rai Bachchan lost her father to a prolonged illness. The 78-year-old Krishnaraj Rai was in the Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, for over two weeks and breathed his last on March 18.

His death came as a shock to the bereaved family, who are now coming to terms with it. In fact soon after the news broke, Amitabh Bachchan tweeted an emotional ode and wrote about the sadness that follows a dear one's death.

Taking to Twittter, the thespian wrote: "Death has but one end, and words cannot define it."

The actor who accompanied his beta and bahu to Rai's funeral couldn't hold his emotions back. He was seen looking rather sombre while Aishwarya was clicked teary-eyed as her husband Abhishek stood by her side.

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The thespian also took to his blog to express his family's pain through these trying times. He shared his thoughts on death and expressed his grief.

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 tranquility ..

In grief ..

Amitabh Bachchan also tweeted to the many fans and followers who grieved Aishwarya's father's death.

Aishwarya's father was suffering from this critical illness

While earlier the family had kept Krishnaraj Rai's prolonged illness under wraps, the chief executive office of Lilavati Hospital reportedly revealed the same to media persons.

Speaking to Deccan Chronicle he shared that Rai was actually suffering from lymphoma cancer. This perhaps led to a complete body organ failure by the end and led to his demise.

“He was suffering from lymphoma that spread to his brain,” said Dr V Shankaran, chief executive office, Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai. A source close to mum Aishwarya also told the newspaper that during his ordeal beti Aishwarya was always beside him, spending sleepless nights at the hospital.

“It’s a stressful time for the actor, who was spending sleepless nights at the hospital,” revealed the source at the time.

Either way, dealing with the loss of a loved one can be extremely difficult. At the moment Aishwarya along with her family is grieving the loss of a beloved member and it must be trying time for her since she also has to care for her five-year-old daughter Aaradhya and tell her what transpired.

3 ways to talk to kids about death

  • Be honest: By the age of five, a child begins to understand that what stars must also end. Therefore, it's best to be honest with the child and tell them about the loss of a beloved and how they may no longer come back. You must also be open about your own emotions and tell them that you are grieving so they do not think of this as a temporary situation.
  • Listen and comfort: Just as you need comforting and listening, your kids will also need it when they hear the sad news. So give them the time, space and opportunity to grieve and comfort them. You can use words such as "I am here for you" or "You can share your feelings with me," to begin with. Also make sure to tell them about the rituals that follow.
  • Help him/her remember: Although loss of a person means that we must let go, it's not that easy. You can help them remember their beloved family member by talking about their happy memories and keeping the good times alive.

Read: A worried Aishwarya Rai Bachchan wasn't willing to leave her father's side

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Deepshikha Punj

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