Breaking: Aishwarya Rai's father passes away

Mumbai: Krishnaraj Rai, father of Miss World 1994 and actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, passed away in Mumbai on Saturday. He was hospitalized few weeks ago due to health-related issues.

Aishwarya cut short her trip to Dubai as soon as her father was admitted to a hospital in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital. Abhishek Bachchan also rushed back from New York to be on side of father-in-law.

Krishnaraj Rai continued to be in a critical state throughout his stay and no major improvement was seen in his condition.

Rai had faced similar health problems in January this year when he was admitted to the same hospital. He is survived by wife Vrinda, son Aditya and daughter Aishwarya.