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Celina Jaitly’s mom loses battle against cancer, actor shares a touching note

Celina Jaitly’s mom Meeta died June 8 after a long battle against cancer.

bollywood Updated: Jun 13, 2018 14:49 IST
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Celina Jaitly’s mother Meeta died on June 8 following a long battle against cancer.

Bollywood actor-turned-activist Celina Jaitly has shared an emotional note on Facebook, days after she lost her mother to cancer. Celina lost her father last year.

“A thousand tears could not bring you back, I know, because I cried.. thousand words could not bring you back I know, because I tried.... Our most beloved, gorgeous and stunning mother, Meeta Jaitly left us yesterday on the 8th of June 2018 (Lucknow) to join her soulmate and beloved husband Colonel Vikram Kumar Jaitly just 11 months after his tragic and untimely demise,” Celina wrote on her Facebook page.

She further wrote, “A brave army wife, a professor of literature, an entrepreneur, former beauty queen and most beloved grandmother. She fought a case of a serious form of galloping cancer bravely until her last breath like a true infantry wife before succumbing to the disease in our arms yesterday. She is mourned by her entire family and the grief has been unbearable for myself and my brother Vikrant Kumar Jaitly, her mother Mrs Usha Francis and brothers Ameet Francis, Gautam Francis, sister Asha Asthana, son in law Peter Haag, Daughter in Law Charul Chaturvedi Jaitly, sisters in law Emma and Avantika Francis, nieces, nephews and her most beloved grandsons Winston, Viraaj and Arthur.”

Last month, Meeta Jaitly celebrated her birthday and Celina posted a throwback picture on Instagram. “#throwback🔙 : Ma and I ... a rare picture from the night I won #missindiauniverse ... “our” dream came true... Happy Birthday ma... the real jewel in my crown...#happybirthdaymom #bollywood #family #ma #mom #mother #celina #celinajaitly #celinajaitley #celinaworld #celinasworld #life,” she wrote.

Celina also wrote about her mother’s death, “They say angels carry you on their wings in times of trouble, myself and my entire family would like to take this opportunity to express our immense and heartfelt gratitude to esteemed SaharaShree Sir Shubroto Roy, his wonderful wife Mrs Swapna Roy, his son Seemanto Roy, CEO Sahara Hospitals Babu Sahib, the amazing Indian avatar of Florence Nightingale, Dr Preeti and the entire SaharaParivaar for making our mother’s sudden most difficult final journey a blessed one. We are indebted for eternity to SaharaShree and SaharaParivaar, and with this we bid you adieu Mother until we sleep in your arms again. Thank you Rashesh Bharat Shah, Radhika Rashesh Shah, Surinder Tony Bhatiaa, Sudesh Sonawanee, Inder Vhatwar, Jennylyn Mogol Santos, Sarvesh Sharma, Maneaters of Kumaon, Battle honour squad Bhaduria and Russell, your support and love is irreplaceable, blessed to have friends like you,” she wrote thanking everyone who stood by the family.

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First Published: Jun 13, 2018 14:48 IST