Amitabh Bachchan’s note to fans after Rajan Nanda’s death: Messages of condolences are humbly acknowledged
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Amitabh Bachchan’s note to fans after Rajan Nanda’s death: Messages of condolences are humbly acknowledged

Amitabh Bachchan thanked his fans for their concern as their family grieves the passing away of daughter Shweta Bachchan Nanda’s father-in-law, the late Rajan Nanda.

bollywood Updated: Aug 07, 2018 09:14 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Amitabh Bachchan,Rajan Nanda,Nikhil Nanda
Amitabh Bachchan’s daughter Shweta is married to late Rajan Nanda’s son, Nikhil.(IANS)

Businessman Rajan Nanda passed away on Sunday evening and his entire family, Nandas, Bachchans and Kapoors, came together to bid him final goodbye. Amitabh Bachchan returned to India from Bulgaria, where he was currently based for the ongoing shoot of his new film Brahmastra, to be by the side of his daughter Shweta Bachchan’s grieving family in Delhi.

Shweta is married to Nikhil Nanda, Rajan’s son. Amitabh has now thanked his many fans for their concern and messages at the turn of events. Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “.. the messages of condolences are greatly and humbly acknowledged .. they speak of your affection and concern .. they convey the spirit and love of the Ef .. thank you.”

The Bachchan family also issued an advertisement in newspapers, paying their last respects to Nanda.

Earlier, after hearing the news, Amitabh had penned a philosophical post on his blog, saying that the sooner one accepts an untoward incident, the happier one is. He wrote, “Yes, the personal tragedy is now in discloser and transmitted… but it had a lead… a lead of distress and anxiety and apprehension from a time of some immediate length… the obvious nested facts were not pressed into the print of this page, but there were hidden hints of them in it. My hidden heart can bleed within… unseen… but it takes not away the pain of its emission,” he wrote.

Abhishek Bachchan leaves after attending the funeral of Escorts Group, chairman and managing director Rajan Nanda at Lodhi Road cremation in New Delhi on Aug 6, 2018. Rajan Nanda, the father-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan's daughter Shweta Nanda. (IANS)

While still in Bulgaria, he had tweeted, “My relative Mr Rajan Nanda, Nikhil’s father and father-in-law of Shweta, just passed away. Leaving for India.”

It may be recalled that Bachchans and Nandas share another common link--the Kapoor Khandan of Bollywood. Late Rajan Nanda’s wife, Ritu, is the eldest daughter of the late Raj Kapoor. A couple of years back, she has penned a biography of her legendary father. Nanda leaves behind his wife Ritu, son Nikhil, daughter Natasha, daughter-in-law Shweta, grandchildren Navya Naveli and Agastya.

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First Published: Aug 07, 2018 09:00 IST