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Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan on conversation at Krishnaraj Rai's prayer meet in Mumbai

Teary eyed Aishwarya holds it together at Father Krishnaraj Rai’s prayer meeting yesterday

Celebrities from the film fraternity were snapped attending the prayer meet of Aishwrya Rai Bachchan’s father Krishnaraj Rai, held on March 21, 2017. Krishnaraj Rai lost his battle with cancer on March 18, 2017. He was an army biologist and had been on life support at Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai in his last day.

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Jaya Bachchan at Krishnaraj Rai’s prayer meet in Mumbai

The prayer meet was attended by Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with daughter Aaradhya and husband Abhishek Bachchan, Brinda Rai, Jaya Bachchan, Amitabh Bachchan, Dimple Kapadia, Simi Garewal, Neetu Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor, Shah Rukh Khan, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Twinkle Khanna, Sridevi, Jackky Bhagnani, Goldie Bahl, Shakti Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor, Boney Kapoor and Sonali Bendre.

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Sridevi and Boney Kapoor at Krishnaraj Rai’s prayer meet in Mumbai

A bevy of celebrities offered their condolences to dear colleague Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Aishwarya’s father suffered from Lymphoma cancer which gradually spread to his brain. All through his illness, daughter Aishwarya was constantly by her side. He was hospitalized on March 8, 2017, early in the morning and passed away ten days later.

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Shraddha Kapoor and Shakti Kapoor exiting the venue after paying their respects to Lt. Krishnaraj Rai at a prayer meet organized by his family

Krishnaraj Rai was treated by Dr. Lt. Gen V Ravishankar. Father-in-law, Amitabh Bachchan even wrote a farewell message on his official blog, “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 ..”

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Sonali Bendre arrives to pay her respects at Lt. Krishnaraj Rai’s prayer meet in Mumbai

Husband Abhishek was constantly seen by wife Aishwarya’s side through the prayer meet. The actress and beauty queen was very close to her father.

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Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan spotted exiting the venue post Lt. Krishna Rai’s prayer meet
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with mother Brinda Rai and Aradhya at father’s prayer meeting
Krishnaraj Rai Prayer Meeting March 2017
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with daughter Aaradhya at her father’s prayer meeting

We offer our condolences to Aishwarya Rai and her family.

Photo Credits: Viral Bhayani

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