Aishwarya Rai Bachchan has been the goodwill ambassador for ‘Smile Train India’, a charity that provides free cleft lip and palette surgery, since 2009. This year, as a birthday gift for her late father Krishnaraj Rai, Bachchan has sponsored the cleft lip and palette surgery for 100 children.

DNA reports an source saying, “Aishwarya has decided to celebrate her late father’s birthday in a special way by sponsoring surgeries for 100 children born with cleft lips and palettes through the NGO, Smile Train India. She will be visiting a suburban hospital in Mumbai with her mother Vrinda Rai and her daughter, Aaradhya Bachchan, to meet cleft-lip patients and motivate the children to pursue their dreams.”

Krishnaraj Rai had also supported cleft lip and palette surgeries for 100 children in 2014.