Suniel Shetty’s father Veerappa Shetty, 93, passed away late on Tuesday night. He was admitted at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital.
The funeral is being held today at noon at the Worli cremation ground.
The Bollywood star’s daughter, Athiya Shetty was in London during this tough time. While the young actress could not be physically present, her thoughts were clearly with her family.
The 24-year-old actress shared a picture from her childhood days with her grand-dad, Veerapa Shetty and captioned it with a beautiful and heart touching message.
She wrote “And sometimes even a lifetime isn’t enough. Until we meet again.❤️ Thank you for being my grandfather. Hope you’re happy and at peace wherever you are. Love you Ajja, will miss you forever”.
Athiya Shetty who is shooting in London for her next film, ‘Mubarakan’, won’t be able to make it now. Says a source, “Athiya is completely devastated, but she couldn’t come back because it was only her second day of shoot yesterday. However, she will return to Mumbai for the 13th day rituals.”
Suniel Shetty’s father, Veerapa suffered from a serious paralytic stroke in 2013. The actor had set up an Intensive care unit at his residence to aid his ailing father. However, the 93-year-old passed away on March 1 at 1.30 am.
People from the industry like Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff, Mahima Chaudhry, etc. paid their tributes to the extremely hard working hotelier.