Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty’s father Virappa Shetty passed away late on Tuesday. Virappa was 93 years old and breathed his last at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai around 1:30 am.
As soon as the news of his demise spread, a string of Bollywood stars began arriving at the Shetty residence in Mumbai to pay their last tributes to the departed soul.
The ‘Dhadkan’ actor’s father suffered a stroke in 2013, after which Suniel Shetty is believed to have set up an entire ICU at his Mumbai residence.
Among the B-town celebrities, Abhishek Bachchan was one of the first ones to arrive. He came to console Suniel whom he has starred in ‘Refugee’, ‘Umrao Jaan’, ‘Dus’ and ‘LOC: Kargil’ and will be working with him in ‘Hera Pheri 3′.
Jackie Shroff was also there to share the grief of the Shetty family. Jackie and Suniel have done films like ‘Border’ and ‘Hulchul’.
Sonu Sood who was last seen in ‘Kung Fu Yoga’ also came to offer his condolences.
Mahima Chaudhry, who starred with Suniel Shetty in ‘Dhadhkan’ also came to see his old friend.
Aftab Shivdasani was also present to meet him.
Filmmaker JP Dutta visited Suniel Shetty too, to pay his last tributes.
Director Priyadarshan, who has casted Suniel Shetty in many of his films was also spotted. Priyadarshan with Mahima Chaudhry and Sonu Sood.
According to sources the funeral for Suniel’s dad will be today. Veerapa Shetty is survived by his wife, son Suniel and daughter Sujata.