By Shreya Sharma Last Updated:
The warriors are born when their parents give in everything to support their child and their dreams. Indian cricketer, Hardik Pandya too became a marvel when his father had decided to motivate him and had allowed him to follow his passion. Hardik’s father, Himanshu ji had a small car finance business in Surat, but he had shut it down and had moved to Vadodara to help his sons, Hardik and Krunal follow their dreams. He had enrolled his both sons to Kiran More’s cricket academy in Vadodara so that they can get better training facilities and refine their cricketing skills, and rest as they say is history! (Also Read: Irrfan Khan's Son, Babil Khan Celebrates His Mother, Sutapa Sikadar's Birthday In A Queen's Style)
The Pandya family had hit the biggest setback in their lives on January 16, 2021, when Himanshu ji had left for the heavenly abode due to cardiac arrest. The news of Hardik’s father’s demise had shocked the entire nation and a billion fans of the talented cricketer had poured their respect for Himanshu ji all over the internet. It was an irreplaceable loss for Hardik and his family, as losing a parent is the worst thing that can happen to a person.
It is obvious for Hardik to miss his father and now, he has shared an emotional video, which can make anybody shed tears. Taking to his IG handle, Hardik shared a video montage comprising some beautiful memories of his late father. From his meeting with Amitabh Bachchan to Hardik’s bachpan, from receiving a car to playing with his little pyaar, Agastya, the video is too emotional to be expressed in words. With the song, ‘Apne toh apne hote hain’, we can actually feel Hardik’s pain in the video. His wife, Natasa Stankovic, showered love on her hubby on his emotional video by dropping three heart emoticons in the comments section.
On January 17, 2021, Indian cricketer, Hardik Pandya’s wife, Natasa had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a heartbreaking note as she had remembered her father-in-law, Himanshu Pandya after his demise on January 16, 2021. The actress had revealed a lot of things in her emotional note, as she had stated that late Himanshu ji was the heartbeat of their whole family, as he had always tried his best to make the whole family happy even in the most challenging of situations. Natasa’s note could be read as, “Still not able to process that you have left us. You were the cutest, strongest, funniest in the house. You have left so many beautiful memories but our house empty too. Already missing you so much and your funny jokes. I’m glad you lived your life like a boss, our real rockstar. I’ll make sure your googly Agastya will know what a beautiful soul his grandpa was. Fly high our angel, smile from heaven, keep blessing us and thank you for everything. Love you papa.” The doting daughter-in-law had also shared some rare pictures of the daddu-pota duo and the pictures had left us teary-eyed. (Recommended Read: Navya Nanda Shares Cuddling Pictures With Her 'Bhai', Agastya Nanda And It Is All About Sibling Love)
On the other side, Hardik Pandya had also penned a heart-melting note for his father, Himanshu ji after he had confirmed the news of his daddy’s demise. The doting son had taken to his Instagram handle and had shared some beautiful pictures with him. The stunning pictures tell a lot about their super-friendly bond and speak volumes about the love and respect Hardik holds in his heart for his daddy. The incredibly talented cricketer had started his note by clearly stating that both he and his brother are successful in their respective fields just because of him and his sacrifices. His note could be read as “To My Daddy and my Hero. To lose you is one of the most difficult things to accept in life but you have left us so many great memories that we can only imagine you smiling! Your sons are standing where they are right now is only because of you, your hard work, your self-belief and you were always happy.”
Going further in his note, the doting son had praised his father for living his life to the fullest on his own terms. Hardik had also called his father a ‘king’ and his note could be read as “This house without you would be less entertaining! We love you and will always do. Your name will always stay on top. But I know one thing, you are looking after us from above the same way you did here! You were proud of us but daddy we all are proud of the way you lived your life! As I said yesterday to you. One last ride. Now rest in peace my king. I will miss you every day of my life. Love you daddddy!” (Don't Miss: Namrata Shirodkar Shares Glimpses Of Her Birthday Celebrations With Mahesh Babu, Gautam And Sitara)
May your soul rest in peace, Himanshu ji!
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