Actor Akshay Kumar’s mother Aruna Bhatia, who was unwell for a few days and was admitted to the ICU at the Hiranandani Hospital, died on Wednesday morning. The Bollywood actor took to Twitter to share the news and expressed his grief.

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”

Akshay, who was shooting for his upcoming film Cinderella in the UK, returned to Mumbai on Monday morning to be with his ailing mother. On Tuesday, Akshay had said that it was a ‘tough hour’ for his family and asked fans to pray for his mother. “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.”

Our condolences to the family. May the departed soul rest in peace.

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