Mumbai: Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's favourite pet dog Shanouk died after a long illness on Thursday, the star disclosed on Twitter.
Shanouk means a gentle warm breeze on a cold morning and was named by Big B'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 Big B.
The dog's condition deteriorated this week. Big B had then mentioned in his blog: "The other distressing news that I was wanting to comment on Twitter was that Shanouk is very very ill. Shanouk is, as you know my lovely Pirana Dane.
"His heart is giving way, water is collecting in his stomach and he is in serious condition. We revived him today at the vet by sedating him and pumping out the excess water collected, but things are not looking good! Sad!."
Shanouk once featured on a magazine cover with his famous master.