Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishnaraj Rai passed away in Mumbai after several days of illness. Mr Rai was taken to Lilavati Hospital weeks ago. He was reportedly in the Intensive Care Unit or ICU. He is believed to have been treated for cancer which may have relapsed. He had faced similar health problems in January this year when he was admitted to the same hospital.
Aishwarya cut short her trip to Dubai as soon as her father was admitted to hospital. Abhishek Bachchan also rushed back from New York to be by his father-in-law's side.
Krishnaraj Rai was a biologist working with the army.
Krishnaraj Rai is survived by his wife Vrinda, daughter Aishwarya and son Aditya, who is in the merchant navy. The Rais are originally from Mangalore and later moved to Mumbai. The actress was very close to her father and he was very fond of his granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan with whom he was often spotted.