Akshay Kumar’s mother, Aruna Bhatia, whose health conditions were deteriorating for the past few days, passed away yesterday(Sept 9, 2021).
She was admitted to Mumbai’s Hiranandani Hospital and was in the ICU for the past few days. The actor mourned his mother’s death in a tweet on the Wednesday morning that read: “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.”
Akshay Kumar was in the UK and returned to Mumbai to be with his mom earlier this week. Notably, on Monday he was pictured at the Mumbai airport. Subsequently, on Tuesday, he wrote about his mother’s health in an Instagram post. “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,” his post read.
Several of his industry colleagues also offered their condolences. Ajay Devgn, Dia Mirza, Nimrat Kaur, Pooja Bhatt, Hansal Mehta and others took to social media to express their sorrow.
In 2015, Akshay talked to Hindustan Times 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.”
Akshay Kumar’s Mother’s Last Rites
The funeral of Akshay’s mother was held at Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai. The actor’s friends from the industry, including Riteish Deshmukh, Sajid Khan, Rohit Shetty and Ramesh Taurani reached the crematorium to pay their last respects to the deceased. Karan Kapadia was also spotted at the funeral.
Akshay arrived at the funeral with his wife Twinkle Khanna, his daughter Nitara and his family.