Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai Bachchan visited the city today along with husband Abhishek Bachchan to immerse the ashes of her father at the Sangam, the holy confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and mythical river Saraswati.
The couple was accompanied by their six-year-old daughter Aaradhya besides Aishwarya’s mother Vrindya Rai and brother Aditya Rai.[ecp code=”4″]
Upon their arrival at the Sangam, the group was received by some policemen and priests, who escorted them on to a boat. After reaching midstream, the ashes of Aiswarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai, who passed away in March this year, were immersed amid chants of hymns.
The ashes were immersed almost after four months. Local priests performed the rituals for the family, which later left in a a fleet of cars for Varanasi, where the remaining ashes would be immersed in the Ganges river.
Aishwarya’s father Krishnaraj Rai passed away in March this year. He was suffering from lymphoma cancer that spread to his brain and was in the ICU for over a week.