New Delhi: Bollywood mega star Amitabh Bachchan feels grateful to have shared 60 years of his life with his father, who passed away nine years ago on this day.

Harivansh Rai Bachchan, a noted Hindi poet, died in 2003 at the age of 95 as a result of respiratory ailments at Amitabh's residence 'Prateeksha'.
"Harivansh Rai Bachchan, my father... his death anniversary on Wednesday 18th Jan. I stand silently at the entrance to his room in Prateeksha and look at the space he breathed his last...!" Amitabh posted on his Twitter.
Big B who always derived inspiration from his father's poem, also posted a poem by his father on his blog.    

"I spent more than '60 years of my life with him', a friend consoles me as I lament his loss, many do not get so much time with loved...," tweeted Bachchan.