Mangaluru/Mumbai: Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishnaraj Rai, who was under intensive care at the Lilavati hospital here, passed away on Saturday after a brief illness.
According to Lt Gen V Ravishankar, who was treating him at the hospital, he had lymphoma. He was in hospital for over a month. "Mr Rai passed away around 4 p.m. in Lilavati hospital ICU," Ravishankar told IANS via a message.
During his stay at the hospital, he was visited by Aishwarya's in-laws Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan. Krishnaraj Rai is survived by wife Vrinda, son Aditya and daughter Aishwarya.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan hails from Mangaluru. Her father Krishnaraj Rai, was a marine biologist, and Brindya Rai, is a housewife. Her elder brother, Aditya Rai, is a merchant navy engineer.