Akshay Kumar is humbled to receive condolence messages from Prime Minister Narendra Modi after his mom Aruna Bhatia’s passed away on September 8. The actor took to social media to thank the PM for the gesture and wrote that his comforting words will stay with him forever.
On Saturday, PM Modi sent a condolence letter to the actor and comforted him with his kind words. In his letter, PM wrote that he was saddened by the demise of his mother Aruna Bhatia, and advised the actor to preserve her legacy.
Here is the letter sent by PM Narendra Modi to Akshay Kumar:
My Dear Akshay,
It was best if I would never have written such a letter. In an ideal world, such a time should never have come. I was saddened by the demise of your Mother, Smt. Aruna Bhatia. When I spoke to you that fateful morning, you were crestfallen and you encapsulated it emotionally when you wrote, “She was my core. And today I feel an unbreakable pain at the very core of my existence.”
You tasted success after much hard work and struggle. You have built a name and achieved fame for yourself through your determination and tenacity. Through your journey, you retained the right values and moral strength due to which you could easily turn adversities into opportunities. And these learnings came from your parents. When you began your career, I am sure people on the way would have been skeptical, even outright condescending. But, your Mother stood with you like a rock. At the peak of success and the lows of failure, she was there as an anchor. She ensured you remained kind, compassionate, and humble at all times. She also instilled a spirit of service in you, seen repeatedly through your philanthropic initiatives and eagerness to give back to society.
What is heartening is that during her life, she saw you scale new heights of success and stardom. The manner in which you took care of her is deeply inspiring. She left the world knowing full well that her beloved son is one of India’s most admired and versatile actors.
In such times of grief, words seldom do justice. Preserve her memories and legacy, and keep making her proud. In this tragic hour, my thoughts are with you and your family. Om Shanti.
After receiving the letter from PM Modi, Akshay Kumar took to Twitter to thank him for his gesture. “Humbled by condolence messages on mom’s passing, thankful to all hon’ble PM for this amazing gesture to take out time and express warm feelings for me and my late parents. These comforting words will stay with me forever. Jai Ambe,” Akshay wrote.
Aruna Bhatia breathed her last on September 8. She was hospitalized in Hiranandani Hospital in Mumbai on September 3 and was in a critical condition.
Akshay flew down to Mumbai from the UK after his mom’s health deteriorated. After performing the last rites of his mother, the actor has now gone back to London.