New Delhi: With the birth of Aishwarya and Abhishek's daughter, megastar Amitabh Bachchan has welcomed the ninth Bachchan in the family which was started by his father, noted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

The 69-year-old actor has a younger brother Ajitabh, his two children, who has two children and is already a grandfather to his daughter, Shweta's two children.

"Dad! I hold the 9th Bachchan in my hands... this family that you started. Amitabh, Ajitabh (brother), Shweta(daughter) Nilima and Namrata (Ajitabh's daughters), Abhishek,(son) Navya Naveli and Agastya (Shweta's children) and now this beauty, unnamed so far," an emotional Big B wrote on his blog.

"I hope you and Ma look upon us from above and bless us and your latest addition. To carry forward what then may have seemed a somewhat limited expectation. The tradition continues and may it prosper by your love and your aashirvaad (blessing)," Bachchan wrote.

Aishwarya, 38, gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday morning at a private hospital in Mumbai.

The National award winning actor, who has become a paternal grandfather for the first time, was all praise for the new angel in his life.

"The soft innocence of nature rests in my arms, oblivious of what else happens around her. Occasionally she opens her large and what looks now to be eyes of the lighter hue, which those that have dealt with similar, know shall change with time.

"Often the gentlest of smiles quiver across her pouted upper lip, the shut eyes bringing expression through the brows and the settling down to that dream she must dream. Her head covered in the littlest of head gear she will ever adorn, snuggles into her mini quilt of varied colors dominated by the pink softness of its material," he added.

(Agencies)