On his 54th birthday on Thursday, Akshay Kumar penned an emotional note for his mother, who passed away on Wednesday.
The actor said “life goes on”. Akshay shared a picture on Thursday morning. It features him and his mother Aruna Bhatia, who is seen planting a kiss on her son’s cheek.
“Would have never liked it this way but am sure mom is singing Happy Birthday to me from right up there! Thanks to each one of you for your condolences and wishes alike. Life goes on,” Akshay wrote alongside the image, which currently has over 1.46 million likes on the photo sharing website.
Akshay on Wednesday took to Instagram to express his grief.
“She was my core. And today I feel an unbearable pain at the 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,” he wrote.
Akshay’s mother was admitted to the ICU of Mumbai’s Hiranandani hospital a few days ago.
The funeral of Akshay’s mother was held at Pawan Hans crematorium in Mumbai. The actor’s friends from the industry, including Riteish Deshmukh, R. balki, Ramesh Taurani, Sajid Khan, Vipul Shah reached the crematorium to pay their last respects to Akshay’s mother.