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Actor Akshay Kumar’s mother Aruna Bhatia no more

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Actor Akshay Kumar’s mother Aruna Bhatia died in Mumbai on Wednesday due to age-related ailments. Her last rites were held at the Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle where a host of celebrities from the film industry turned up.

Earlier during the day, Akshay Kumar announced the death of his mother on social media. He said, “She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain at the very core of my existence. My maa Smt Aruna Bhatia peacefully 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.”

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Notably, Aruna Bhatia was admitted to Mumbai’s Hiranandani Hospital on September 3. Akshay flew down to the city from London on September 6 after her health deteriorated. The actor shared a close bond with his mother and often posted pictures of the two of them on social media.

Several celebrities and friends of the actor attended the funeral. The list includes Riteish Deshmukh, Rohit Shetty, Sajid Khan, Karan Kapadia, and producer Ramesh Taurani.

On Tuesday, Akshay Kumar had thanked his fans and followers for praying for his mother’s recovery. “Touched beyond words at your concern for my mom’s health. This is a very tough hour for me and my family. Every single prayer of yours would greatly help.”

Condolences pour in Akshay Kumar

As soon as the actor shared the news of his mother’s demise, condolences started pouring in. Actor Emran Hashmi said, “So sorry for your loss .. heartfelt condolences to you and your family .” Actor Pratik Gandhi said, “Heartfelt condolences to you and the family.”

Filmmaker Hansal Mehta said, “Heartfelt condolences and prayers for strength to your family and you.” Actor Pooja Bhatt said, “My deepest & most sincere condolences! May you navigate this phase and the years ahead with love & strength.”

 

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