Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's beloved pet dog, Shanouk, died today after a brief illness. Bachchan, 70, loved to spend time with his Piranha Dane, one of the world's tallest dog breeds. Shanouk, as Big B recently explained on his blog, means a gentle warm breeze on a cold morning and was named by the actor's son Abhishek. "'The gentle warm breeze on a cold morning'... Just stopped. Shanouk my pet Piraana Dane passed away a short while ago...," posted Bachchan on his blog.
Story first published: Sunday, June 9, 2013, 13:52 [IST]