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It's a baby girl for Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan became the proud parents of a baby girl, their first child, early today.

Aishwarya, a former Miss World, gave birth to the baby at the Seven Hills Hospital in suburban Andheri here this morning.

"I AM DADA to the cutest baby girl!!", Abhishek's father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan said on the micro-blogging site Twitter.

"A dada ji..Ecstatic!!!!", he said, adding a big "thank you all!" to all those who sent them greetings on hearing the news.

Aishwarya was admitted to the hospital on Monday night.

A UNI report said Aishwarya delivered the baby under the care of Dr Vinita Salvi, head of obstetrics and gynaecology at the hospital. Dr Salvi said the mother and daughter were both doing fine.

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"It's a girl!!," Abhishek, 35, posted on Twitter. He had recently said he wanted a daughter. who looked like Aishwarya.
 
Hospital sources said the delivery was normal and came a few minutes before 10OO hrs. The Bachchan and Rai families were present at the hospital.
 
Aishwarya, 38, developed labour pains around 0400 hrs and was taken to the labour room, where the delivery took place after nearly six hours, the sources said.
 
The baby is Amitabh and Jaya Bachchan's third grandchild, after Agastya and Navya Naveli--children of his daughter Shweta and son-in-law Nikhil Nanda.
 
Aishwarya was married to Abhishek in April 2007.
 
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