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Priyanka Chopra's maternal grandmother passes away 

The 'Quantico' star was very close to her grandmother, and often attributed her nani as her source of strength.

Shriram Iyengar

Priyanka Chopra's maternal grandmother, Madhur Jyotsna Akhouri, passed away on Friday morning. She was 94 years old. The news comes as a shock to the actor who has been riding a career high in 2016. The actor is in India on a break from her work commitments in the US and to take care of her shoots and endorsements.

Priyanka was supposed to shoot for a magazine cover today, but has now cancelled all her commitments to be beside her grieving mother. 

The Bajirao Mastani actor was very close to her grandmother. Priyanka would often be spotted in the company of her nani at major events.

Priyanka had recently said that she is very inspired by her grandmother and aspires to be like her. The actor was last spotted with her grandmother when she received the Padma Shri award in Delhi a few months back. Priyanka had only recently tweeted an old image of her with her dad and her nani on Instagram. 

Priyanka had previously lost her father in June 2013. We offer the actor and her family our condolences.