By Akanksha Gupta Last Updated:
A daughter learns a lot from her father as he gives her the wings to fly and makes her a strong, independent woman. As she grows up, many men will come and go in her life, and she will always search for the one, who could match up to the high standards set by her dad for a man. A father, with his chivalrousness, patience, hard work, unconditional love for his little princess and family, sets an example on the qualities his daughter must look out for before settling down with a man. (Also Read: Rare And Unseen Pictures Of Rishi Kapoor: A Throwback To His Childhood And Moments Spent With Family)
Looks like Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor’s daughter, Riddhima Kapoor found her perfect man in a Delhi-based industrialist, Bharat Sahni and the Kapoor family had given him so much love that he reciprocates on social media handle. It is rightly said that the loss of a close one creates a void in our lives that nothing else can ever substitute. That’s exactly the void the Kapoor family is dealing with right now. It was April 30, 2020, when Rishi Kapoor had left for the heavenly abode and the family is trying hard to fill in the void. Be it Neetu Kapoor, Riddhima Kapoor Sahni or Bharat Sahni, they have been taking to their social media handle to express how they feel right now and post some cherishable memories with the late actor.
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni’s husband and the damaad of the Kapoor family, Bharat Sahni took to his Instagram handle to post a series of throwback pictures, which have an all-smiling Rishi Kapoor posing with his family. Bharat posted a picture from New Year Eve 2010 and gave a glimpse of a pregnant Riddhima, an all-smiling Rishi Kapoor, the ever-graceful Neetu Kapoor and the dapper him. Bharat captioned the pictures as “Beautiful memories #2010 #newyearseve Just before Samara was born!”
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and Bharat Sahni, who live in Delhi, were unable to attend Rishi Kapoor’s funeral, owing to the lockdown. Riddhima and Bharat had penned heart-wrenching eulogies for him on their respective Instagram handles. While Bharat had posted unseen glimpses of their cherished family moments with his father-in-law and had captioned it, “Will never forget the love you gave me. You taught me so much in the little time I had with you. Simply broken today. Lost for words. Love you and will miss you a lot. R.I.P. Papa”, Riddhima had captioned her selfie with her father as “Papa I love you I will always love you - RIP my strongest warrior I will miss you everyday I will miss your FaceTime calls everyday! I wish I could be there to say goodbye to you! Until we meet again papa I love you - your Mushk forever.”
It was on March 23, 2011, when Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and Bharat Sahni had embraced parenthood and had become proud parents to a baby girl, Samara Sahni. The little kiddo is the apple of everyone’s eye in the Kapoor clan, be it her super-doting grandparents, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor, proud parents, Riddhima and Bharat or the super-loving mamu, Ranbir Kapoor. Last year in April, Riddhima had posted a throwback picture from her dad, Rishi Kapoor’s birthday, in which we can see him ready to blow the candles and cut his birthday cake with his granddaughter, Samara by his side. Riddhima posted the throwback picture with a hand-heart sticker on it. (Also Read: Riddhima Kapoor Sahni Shares Rishi Kapoor's Unseen Picture With His Mother, Krishna Raj Kapoor)
Neetu Kapoor was a constant support and companion of her husband, Rishi Kapoor in his two-year-long battle with leukaemia. Posting a throwback picture from the NYC, where Rishi Kapoor had undergone the cancer treatment, Neetu Kapoor had thanked their ‘guardian angels’, the Ambani family for supporting them during the tough time. Describing her journey of the last two years, Neetu Kapoor had begun with “For us, as a family, the last two years have been a long journey. There were good days, there were a couple of bad days too.. needless to say, it was full of high emotion. But it’s a journey we would not have been been able to complete without the immeasurable love and support of the Ambani family.”
How the Ambani family had stood with the Kapoors as their pillars of strength and support, Neetu Kapoor had continued, “As we’ve gathered our thoughts over the past few days we’ve also tried to find the words to express the gratitude we feel towards the family for the countless ways in which they have seen us safely through this time. Over the last seven months, every member of the family has gone above and beyond in every way possible to care for our beloved Rishi and ensure he experienced as little discomfort as possible. From ensuring he was medically attended to, to making frequent, personal visits to the hospital to shower him with love and attention, to even holding our hand and comforting us when WE were scared.”
Thanking not only Mukesh Ambani and Nita Ambani but their children, Akash Ambani, Shloka Mehta, Isha Ambani Piramal and Anant Ambani too, Neetu Kapoor concluded her gratitude note with “To Mukesh Bhai, Nita Bhabhi, Akash, Shloka, Anant and Isha - you have been our guardian angels on this long and trying experience - what we feel for you can not be measured. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your selfless, unending support and attention. We feel truly blessed to count you among our nearest and dearest. Sincerely and with utmost gratitude, Neetu, Riddhima, Ranbir and the entire Kapoor Family.” (Also Read: 'Saamdhan' Sharmila Tagore Writes About 'Saamdhi' Rishi Kapoor's Death, Says, Could Not Say Goodbye)
Thank you, Bharat, for sharing these lovely memories of Rishi Kapoor!