Bollywood star Akshay Kumar's mother passes away
The actor took to social media to share the painful news on Wednesday morning.
Akshay Kumar’s mother, Aruna Bhatia, passed away on Wednesday morning. The actor had rushed to Mumbai from the UK just hours earlier, hoping to be with her.
“She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain at the very core of my existence,” he wrote on his Instagram page. “My maa Smt Aruna Bhatia left this world today morning and got reunited with my dad in the other world. I respect your prayers as I and my family go through this period. Om Shanti.”
He had earlier urged his fans to pray for his mother. “Touched beyond words at your concern for my mom’s health,” he said. “This is a very tough time for me and my family. Every single prayer of yours would greatly help.”
The superstar was busy shooting for his film ‘Mission Cinderella’ in the UK. He had asked his team to go ahead with the shooting, as he took off for Mumbai.
Akshay is known to be extremely close to his mother, and despite his busy shooting schedules he has always taken a break to be by her side. "Even in this day and age, you're the only one whose one hand on my head can comfort me in troubled times because I know there’s nothing I can’t do with your blessings maa. Happy #MothersDay," Akshay had mentioned on Mother’s Day.
Last year, on her 80th birthday, Akshay took her to Singapore and spent a week there and also at the Marina Bay Sands casino, her favourite place.