Shah Rukh Khan was told to repeat a prayer for hundred times, and he kept on praying in the hospital’s parking lot, thinking that his mother would not die
Shah Rukh Khan is one of the biggest names across the globe, however, success did not come easy. Before achieving stardom, SRK went through the loss of his mother and father when he was very young. In an old interview, the Jawan actor spoke about the time he couldn’t stop praying for his ailing mother.
Speaking with Anupam Kher for his show called The Anupam Kher Show, Shah Rukh Khan spoke about how the untimely demise of his father affected his mother. The actor said that his mother was very healthy but suddenly, one night she felt pain in her legs and she was eventually diagnosed with diabetes, which took her life in one and a half months.
Recalling the incident, SRK stated that she was admitted to New Delhi’s Batra Hospital in the ICU ward.
He said, ‘Mujhe kisi ne kaha tum dua karte raho aur jabta dua jaari rehti hai tab tak allah miyan jo hai sunte rehte hai. Sunne me itne masroof rehte hai ki kuch action nahi lete (I was told that you need to continuously pray as Allah will be busy listening to you and won’t take any action).’
Shah Rukh Khan was told to repeat a prayer for hundred times, and he kept on praying in the hospital’s parking lot, thinking that his mother would not die. After a point, he was asked to come to the ICU ward where he told his mother negative things, thinking that she wouldn’t leave.
This was because he believed that a person only leaves when they are satisfied and feel their children are in safe hands. However, SRK’s mother passed away shortly after that.
For the unversed, SRK’s father Mir Taj Mohammed Khan was an independence activist and took part in many resistance movements. He later operated a canteen in the National School of Drama. His mother Lateef Fatima, was a magistrate and her father was a senior government engineer. The duo tied the knot in 1959.