Mumbai (ANI): Teji Bachchan, the mother of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan passed away on Friday. She was 93. Teji breathed her last at the Lilavati Hospital here where she was admitted in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Suffering from various ailments, Teji had been in hospital for nearly a year now.
Teji Bachchan was the second wife of well-known poet Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan. In fact, when his first wife Shyama died in 1936, it sent him into a creative stupor for over a year. He was released from personal grief only after his marriage to Teji in 1942. Dr. Bachchan and Teji won wide acclaim during their younger days as a singing duo at literary meets.
Story first published: Friday, December 21, 2007, 15:28 [IST]