Teji Suri Bachchan (born on 12 August 1914) (born Teji Suri) was a social activist, the wife of Hindi poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan and mother of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan. She was also known to be a confidant of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. She was Born into a Sikh Khatri Punjabi family in Lyallpur (now Faisalabad), Punjab, British India.She met Harivansh, then an English teacher, at the Allahabad University while she was teaching Psychology at Khoob Chand Degree College, Lahore, British India (now in Pakistan).
The couple got married in Allahbad in 1941. Bachchan became a home maker and lover of stage. During his lifetime, Harivansh remained completely engrossed in his muse, leaving his wife to handle all family matters. Even in social engagements, the poet willingly played second fiddle to his gregarious wife.
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