In pics: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh attend Aishwarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai’s funeral
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In pics: Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh attend Aishwarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai’s funeral

Aishwarya Rai’s husband Abhishek, in-laws Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan and other Bollywood stars, including Shah Rukh Khan, paid their last respects to Aish’s father Krishnaraj Rai at his funeral on Saturday.

bollywood Updated: Mar 19, 2017 14:03 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and husband Abhishek at her father Krishnaraj Rai’s funeral at Mumbai on Saturday.(Prodip Guha/ HT Photo)

The funeral of Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai’s father Krishnaraj Rai, who died on Saturday, was held in Mumbai.

The Jazbaa star’s husband Abhishek Bachchan, in-laws Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, and other Bollywood stars, including Shah Rukh Khan, were present to pay their last respects. Others stars, like actors Kunal Kapoor and Sonali Bendre, veteran actors Simi Grewal and Randhir Kapoor and filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, were also spotted.

Amitabh Bachchan at the funeral. (Prodip Guha/ HT Photo)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's brother Aditya Rai. (Prodip Guha/ HT Photo)

Krishnaraj, who was in the intensive care at the Lilavati hospital, succumbed to lymphoma at around 4 pm on Saturday. He was an Army biologist.

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan also attended the funeral. (Prodip Guha/ HT Photo)

Aishwarya’s father was visited by her in-laws Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bachchan while he was in hospital. An earlier Indian Express report had quoted a source as saying that he was likely suffering from a recurrence of cancer. He was supposed to be discharged after a two-week stay in the hospital, but was recently shifted to the ICU.

Unlike every year, there was no grand Holi celebration by the Bachchan parivaar this year, keeping Krishnaraj’s health in mind.

On the work front, Amitabh will be seen in Sarkar 3 and it is rumoured that Abhishek and Aishwarya will be reuniting onscreen for Anurag Kashyap’s next.

Below are some of the celebrities, who attended Krishnaraj Rai’s funeral in Mumbai:

Actor Randhir Kapoor during the funeral of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishnaraj Rai in Mumbai on Saturday. (IANS)
Actor Kunal Kapoor was there. (Prodip Guha/ HT Photo)
So, was actor Sonali Bendre, with family. (Prodip Guha/ HT Photo)
Aishwarya’s Devdas director Sanjay Leela Bhansali attended her father’s funeral. (Prodip Guha/ HT Photo)
Veteran actor Simi Grewal also made a stop. (Prodip Guha/ HT Photo)
Kahaani maker Sujoy Ghosh was also in attendance. (Prodip Guha/ HT Photo)

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First Published: Mar 19, 2017 14:01 IST