Losing your parents is never easy! It is a nightmare that we wish no one has to live through but eventually, everyone does. It takes a lot of courage to hold on to parents’ memories when you know you can’t hold their hands anymore.
Recently when Amitabh Bachchan took to social media to share an emotional post on her mother, Teji Bachchan, many of us couldn’t fight back our tears.
For those of us who don’t know, it was Amitabh’s mother, Teji Bachchan, who had introduced him to the world of theatre, music, and films. While sharing how his mother shaped his destiny, Amitabh Bachchan shared his feeling on his mother’s birth anniversary, 12th August:
“Its Mother’s birth Anniversary – August 12. when you failed she consoled and gave hope. when you succeeded she wept, till her last days she insisted on knowing whether I had eaten and when going out, to advise, not to be late. I had grandchildren by then.. but that is Mother!! She introduced me to theatre, films and music and to ballroom dancing. laughter and song and happiness surrounded her ever .. but touch her cubs and the lioness in her would tear into you. She was a giver ..all her belonging she would part with.. to friends, to staff, to anyone she was fond of. I have just her memories with me .. nothing material .. but for me, that is more than any else.”
Amitabh Bachchan recently encountered an incident that made him miss his mother terribly, especially his ‘Maa Ka Pallu’. While revealing the details of his recent visit to the doctor as a black spot appeared in his left eye, he mentioned:
He further shared how the doctor prescribed a solution, that made him remember his Maa Ka Pallu. The doctor told him to warm the eye in the same way a mother does with her Pallu. But now as Amitabh heats up a handkerchief with the help of electricity, he realizes it didn’t have any effect on him like his mother’s pallu.
Amitabh in a separate interview shared how close he was to his mother and how she had a lot of influence on him. While sharing his mother’s role in shaping his personality, he mentioned:
“My mother was the overall influence. I would go to her on all matters, good or bad. I was fortunate to have had a balanced mix of both worlds – the East and the West. My mother grew up in a more Western environment, in an affluent home, English nannies and all. My father was from the lower-middle class. But both had progressive thoughts, ideas and beliefs. My mother was always encouraging towards freedom of thought and deed, the pursuit of which I made a choice of. And also to never to give up a fight until it is won.”
At IFORHER, we not only pray for Amitabh Bachchan for a speedy recovery but also for every son or daughter, who have lost their parents. We understand that this loss will hurt us throughout our lives but we hope it will become bearable with time.