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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and family visit Sangam in Allahabad. See pics

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, husband Abhishek and their daughter Aradhya visited the Sangam in Allahabad this weekend to immerse the ashes of her father. Her mom Vrindya and brother Aditya also accompanied them.

bollywood Updated: Aug 07, 2017 09:40 IST
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan carries her daughter Aaradhya after immersing the ashes of her father Krishnaraj Rai in the river Ganga at Sangam, in Allahabad.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan carries her daughter Aaradhya after immersing the ashes of her father Krishnaraj Rai in the river Ganga at Sangam, in Allahabad.(AFP)

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai visited Allahabad this weekend to immerse the ashes of her father at the Sangam -- the holy confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical river Saraswati. She was accompanied by her husband Abhishek Bachchan, six-year-old daughter Aaradhya, mother Vrindya Rai and brother Aditya Rai.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan walks next to her daughter Aaradhya after immersing the ashes of her father Krishnaraj Rai. (AFP)

Upon their arrival at the Sangam, the group was received by policemen and priests, who escorted them on to a boat.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her family. (IANS)

After reaching midstream, the ashes of Aiswarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai, who died in March this year, were immersed amid chants of hymns.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with her family at Sangam for immersion of Aishwarya's father Krishnaraj Rai's ashes in Allahabad on August 5. (IANS)

“It was a personal visit by the Bachchans who had requested for privacy and hence only bare minimum deployment of police personnel was made. They left immediately after performing the rites at the Sangam,” District Magistrate Sanjay Kumar said.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan along with Abhishek and Aaradhya. (PTI)

Incidentally, the last time the Bachchans visited the city was a decade ago when they accompanied Abhishek’s superstar father Amitabh Bachchan to immerse the ashes of the latter’s mother Teji Bachchan.

The Bachchans have their roots in the city where Teji got married to renowned Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and Amitabh spent his early childhood before the family moved to Delhi in the 1950s.

(With PTI inputs)

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