Amitabh Bachchan with bahu Aishwarya Rai
Amitabh Bachchan with bahu Aishwarya Rai Reuters

Bollywood's most popular mother-daughter combo - Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Beti B - visited the latter's grandfather, Amitabh Bachchan, who is recovering from abdominal surgery at the Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai.

Amitabh was apparently overjoyed at seeing his baby grand-daughter.

The veteran actor is, as pretty much everyone knows, very active on social micro-blogging Web site, Twitter... even when his health is poor. It was, therefore, no surprise to see him back online, explaining his condition to his fans.

"The night started off with great apprehensions, what with the temperature of the fever going up - always a dangerous signal. But the mercury fell during the night, or in today's terminology the digital reading in these modern contraptions, showed improvement and by the morning there was a freshness and hope of repair. Soon after wards though, the additional pain that has developed in the abdomen, apart from the surgical, kept doctors busy and going into a huddle. Whenever they do that I always surmise there is something more than normal in the patient. Heavy dosages of even more antibiotics were pumped in, and to facilitate this operation they had to wheel me in to the OT again to put a 'central line', through an incision on the neck," he posted, in rather great detail, on his blog,

Meanwhile, Bollywood is abuzz with rumours that Beti B has been given a name and it will soon be announced.