Akshay Kumar’s mother, Aruna Bhatia, breathed her last on Wednesday morning. She was admitted to Mumbai’s Hiranandani Hospital on September 3 and was in a critical condition.
The actor took to Twitter today to confirm the sad news. He wrote, “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.”
On Monday, the actor returned to Mumbai from the UK, to be with his ailing mother. Akshay Kumar was shooting for his upcoming film, ‘Cinderella’ with Ranjit Tewari. According to reports, Akshay’s mother had been unwell and was admitted to the ICU.
Later, the actor had shared an update on his mother’s condition and urged his fans to pray for her. He penned an emotional note read as, “Touched beyond words at your concern for my mom’s health. This is a very tough time for me and my family. Every single prayer of yours would greatly help.”
Earlier, in 2015, in an interview with a leading daily, Akshay talked about his relationship with his mother. “The bond between a mother and her son is so strong yet so gentle…nothing could come between us, no amount of miles or continents can keep us from letting each other know every day that I would be nothing and no one without her.”