Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar's mother Aruna Bhatia, lost her battle today from deteriorating health for the past few days. She was admitted to Mumbai's Hiranandani Hospital, where she was immediately placed in the ICU, on the 3rd of September due to her critical condition.
The actor shared the news on Twitter saying, "She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain in 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, shooting for his upcoming film 'Cinderella'. He returned to Mumbai on Monday morning to be with his ill mother, as pictured in the airport on Monday.
On Tuesday Akshay wrote out on Twitter asking his fans to pray for his mother's health.
"Touched beyond words at your concern for my mom's health. This is a very tough hour for me and my family. Every single prayers of yours would greatly help."
Earlier this year, on Mother's Day Kumar, wished his mother a 'Happy Mother's Day' by sharing the above picture, captioning, "Maa Warga Koi Nahi".
The family is grieving for the loss and so are his fans, friends and co-stars from the entertainment industry.