Amitabh Bachchan remembers his 'fighter mother' on death anniversary

Updated: Dec 22, 2017, 09:41 IST | PTI | Mumbai

On the death anniversary of his mother Teji Bachchan, megastar Amitabh Bachchan remembered her struggle during her illness. Teji, who was a social activist, was born into a Khatri Sikh Punjabi family in Faisalabad, Punjab, India

On the death anniversary of his mother Teji Bachchan, megastar Amitabh Bachchan remembered her struggle during her illness. Teji, who was a social activist, was born into a Khatri Sikh Punjabi family in Faisalabad, Punjab, India. She got married to Amitabh's father Harivansh Rai Bachchan in 1941. She played Lady Macbeth in her husband's Hindi adaptation of Macbeth and also did a cameo appearance in Amitabh-starrer 'Kabhie Kabhie'.

Amitabh Bachchan
Amitabh Bachchan

"The morning shall bring in those difficult moments of Mother... as she struggled to beat the heart rate monitor... valiant attempts made by the doctors in attendance, in the process of revival, were being conducted... and the heart was responding intermittently... her frail body... "The force filled hand pumping on her chest by burly hands, were hurting for me to witness... the machine had given up, the revivalists were changing hands... the life of Mother would stop for a while and then come back again... the pumping manually continued... now with greater strength and vigour... it was becoming unbearable for me... we stood holding hands with each other... and watched her go."

The Sr Bachchan called his mother a "fighter" who guarded her children from harm. "The most beautiful Mother in the Universe .. the fighter who guarded her children like a lioness does her cubs .. the extreme stylist and epitome of modernity yet steeped deeply in our culture and 'sanskaar'... eventually brought about the 'straight line'" he added. Teji died at the age of 93 on December 21, 2007 following prolonged illness.

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