Teji Bachchan passes away


Superstar Amitabh Bachchan's mother Teji Bachchan passed away at Lilavati hospital due to multiple organ failure. Teji had been hospitalized for the past one year and during the last one month her condition had deteriorated and she was shifted to the ICU. She was even put on a life support system since quiet some time. Teji Bachchan was 93 years old.
Teji's sons Amitabh and Ajitabh rushed to the hospital after hearing of their mother's deteriorating condition along with grandson Abhishek and great granddaughter-in-law Aishwarya. Teji passed away in the afternoon at around 1.15 pm. After her sons completed all the formalities at the hospital, the body was then taken to the family home Pratiksha. As word of Teji Bachchan's demise spread throughout the film industry, celebrities began trooping in to pay their respects with the Bachchan family. Close family friend and Samajwadi party leader Amar Singh was by Amitabh's side even at the hospital. Anil Ambani too came to the hospital.

Ash's mother Vrinda Rai and her extended family, stars like Sonali Bendre, Hiroo and Karan Johar, Yash and Pamela Chopra, Ajay and Kajol, Ritesh Deshmukh, Sanjay Dutt etc visited Pratiksha to pay their last respects and condone with the Bachchan family. Teji Bachchan was the second wife of Hindi poet Harivanshrai Bachchan; she had dabbled in a bit of acting as well as singing prior to marriage. Amitabh was extremely close to his mother who always encouraged him to pursue his acting career despite criticism. Outside the Bachchan family home Pratiksha, hordes of media channels as well as fans had gathered to join in the mourning process or simply to get a glimpse of the stars coming in to pay their last respects. Ever since the year Teji Bachchan took seriously ill and was hospitalized, the grand family celebrations like Holi, Diwali and even the Ash-Abhi wedding were kept as low key as possible.

The last rites of Teji Bachchan will be performed on Saturday morning by sons Amitabh and Ajitabh.

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