19/03/2017 8:45 AM IST | Updated 19/03/2017 8:46 AM IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's Father Passes Away In Mumbai Hospital

He was reportedly battling cancer.

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MUMBAI, INDIA NOVEMBER 19: Goodwill ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her father Krishnaraj Rai with cleft children at the event organized by Smile Train at the Godrej Memorial hospital in Mumbai.(Photo by Milind Shelte/India Today Group/Getty Images)

Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishnaraj Rai passed away on Saturday at a suburban hospital in Mumbai due to health issues. Rai was hospitalised a few weeks ago and later shifted to the ICU. He was reportedly battling cancer.

"Aishwarya's father Krishnaraj Rai passed away at the Lilavati Hospital in suburban Bandra," the publicist of the actress had told PTI.

The funeral took place around 8.30 PM at Vile Parle Seva Sansthan Shamshan Bhoomi where Aishwarya's father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan also offered prayers.

Krishnaraj Rai is survived by wife Vrinda, son Aditya and Aishwarya.

A host of celebrities including actors Shah Rukh Khan, Kunal Kapoor and filmmakers Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Ashutosh Gowariker paid their last respects to Aishwarya's father.

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