Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's father Krishnaraj Rai, who was under intensive care at the Lilavati hospital here, passed away on Saturday after a brief illness.
Aishwarya's spokesperson confirmed the news about his demise to IANS.
According to Lt Gen V Ravishankar, who was treating him at the hospital, he had lymphoma. He was in hospital for over a month.
"Mr Rai passed away around 4 p.m. in Lilavati hospital ICU," Ravishankar told IANS via a message.
A Mangalorean, Krishnaraj is survived by his wife, son and daughter.
During his stay at the hospital, he was visited by Aishwarya's in-laws Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.