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No one will love you the way your parents love you, and no amount can ever fill the void that they leave behind, once they're gone for the heavenly abode. It's merely an inexpressible pain, and the celebrity that is going through this loss right now is the popular television actor, Gaurav Chopraa. On August 20, 2020, television actor, Gaurav Chopraa had informed his fans and media through a post on his Instagram handle that his mother had passed away after her three-year-long battle against cancer. (Recommended Read: Kangana Ranaut Tells The Story Of How Her Mother Adopted A Dalit Girl, Raised Her Like Her Own Child)
Gaurav had revealed that his parents had tested positive for COVID-19 and were shifted to the hospital right away. But after the demise of his mother, everyone was praying for his father's health, who was fighting with COVID-19. However, after ten days, his father has lost the battle against COVID-19 and passed away. It's hard to express the pain through which, Gaurav Chopraa is dealing with right now, and his long note will surely make you cry.
On August 31, 2020, popular television actor, Gaurav Chopraa took to his Instagram handle and shared the news of his father, Swatantra Chopra's demise to COVID-19. The actor shared four unseen pictures of his father from the memory lane along with a long note that will surely bring some tears in your eyes. The two pictures are of his father, while in the third one, we can see his father and mother together, and the fourth one is a complete family portrait. Talking about his sad note, then the actor started it by calling his father his idol and inspiration. It can be read as "Shri Swatantra Chopra My Hero. My idol. My inspiration. Will I ever manage to be a millionth of a man that he was? Don't think so."
Going further in his note, the young actor complimented his father and revealed that it took him 25 years to understand that not all fathers are like him in this world. He wrote, "The ideal man, the ideal son, the ideal brother, a man who always put family above EVERYTHING else. An ideal father ...it took me 25 years to even come to terms with the fact that all fathers are not like him.. That he was special." Gaurav also called his father a celebrity and added, "I was blessed..and as his son, that's the legacy I have inherited...loved and respected so so much more than I ever will be..a celebrity in its true terms."
The doting son, Gaurav Chopraa, also revealed some interesting and emotional things about his childhood and how shopkeepers used to take less money from him because of his father. Reflecting on the same, he said, "As a child, me walking down the street or the market always knew that I was recognised as his son, by all. That the shopkeeper will greet me and take lesser money because I was his son...was something that I was used to.. This: when he didn't even know of their existence." (Don't Miss: Neha Kakkar Is Planning To Tie The Knot In 2020, Her Instagram Story Hints At A Lockdown Wedding)
In the end, Gaurav clearly stated that no amount of time will ever fill the void that he's going to have from now onwards in his life, after the demise of his father on August 29, 2020. He wrote, "It was a regular affair to find some unknown person at our gates bringing along a guest who was looking for our house. All you had to say was "Chopra Saab's house? " And anybody in that vast radius would bring you to the correct place. The love, warmth and generosity that he had .. the idealism, the strength... An ideal husband..devoted his entire existence towards making my mother better in these last four years. To the point of getting a disease trying to protect her and then leaving all of us to keep her company.. She left us on the 19th, and he did on the 29th..10 days ..and they're both gone. A void, vacuum that no amount of time will ever fill #MerePapa." (Also Read: Shahid Kapoor's Daughter, Misha Is Obsessed With Her Jewellery Collection Just Like Her Mom, Mira)
We wish God gives you all the strength in this world during this devastating time. Stay strong Gaurav Chopraa!