Teji bachchan biography

Teji bachchan

Teji Bachchan
infoTeji Bachchan
Born12 August 1914
Lyallpur, Punjab, British India NowFaisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
Died21 December 2007 (aged 93)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Spouse(s)Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1907–2003; his death)
  • Amitabh Bachchan
  • Ajitabh Bachchan
RelativesBachchan family
occupationSinger and homemaker
Born to a Sikh family, Teji Suri married Harivansh Rai Bachchan in 1941 after the death of his first wife Shyamala.

She was an accomplished singer and stage performer in her early days and acted in Shakeapeare's plays translated by her husband.

Teji and her husband became friends with the Nehru-Gandhi family in Allahabad and the family connection with Indira Gandhi prospered when the Bachchans moved to Delhi. The noted poet, a man of few words, was enamoured by Teji's charms and spirited commitment to the society. They fell in love and married in 1941.
The second wife of Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Teji was an amatuer actor as well as a singer. Harivansh Rai, himself a renowned Hindi poet, died in 2003 at the age of 96.

Born as Teji Suri to Punjabi parents, she married Bachchan in 1941 after the death of his first wife. She was also close to the Nehru-Gandhi family while the Bachchan family was living in Delhi in the late 1950s.
Friday, December 21, 2007 (Mumbai)  Teji Bachchan, wife of the distinguished Hindi poet Harivansah Rai Bachchan and mother of superstar Amitabh Bachchan, has passed away.
The 93-year-old Teji, who had been ailing for some time, died at the Leelawati Hospital in Mumbai.

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