Mumbai, Jan 29: Actor Rakhi Sawant`s mother Jaya Sawant (73) has passed away on Saturday at a hospital in Mumbai, after a long battle with brain tumour and cancer. Rakhi confirmed that her mother is no more.
Taking to Instagram, the actress wrote, “Aaj meri maa ka haat sar se uth gaya or mere pass khone ke liye kuch nahi bacha. I love you MAA. Aap ke bina kuch nahi raha, ab kaun meri pukar sunega or kaun mujhe gale lagayega maa. Ab mai kya karu… kaha jauuuu… I miss you Aai.”
Rakhi Sawant said it was multiple organ failure and she was very critical. The cancer had spread to the kidneys and the lungs.
The funeral with take place on Sunday. Rakhi Sawant shared a screenshot of a message which read, “With deep sorrow, I Rakhi Sawant inform you (of) the sudden death of my beloved mother. Many of you know that she was suffering from some medical conditions, well I am sad to say that she is gone. Tomorrow join us for the funeral service of my mother at 12 noon. Address: Municipal Christian Cemetery, Oshiwara, Andheri, West.”
Meanwhile, many celebs offered condolences to Rakhi and her family. Actor Jackie Shroff commented on her Instagram Reels, “I feel your pain having lost my mom, dad, brother; their soul will always be with us.” Actor Ridhima Pandit wrote on Rakhi’s video, “Stay strong Rakhi, sending prayers and love… May her soul rest in peace.” Actor Nisha Rawal commented, “My dear Rakhi my heart reaches out to you! I have seen aunty always dressed up beautifully with a smile, seeing her this way broke my heart! Shall be praying for her peaceful journey! May God give you strength.” Actor Sanjay Dutt’s wife Maanayata Dutt wrote, “May God give you the strength and courage to bear this great loss of family. Om Shanti! May her soul rest in peace .”
Recently, Rakhi had been posting her mother’s pictures and videos from the hospital and sharing updates about her health. The actor had also been urging fans to pray for her mother’s speedy recovery.