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Losing a parent is the biggest pain as nobody can take their place. From helping us take the first step to being always there to guide us throughout our lives, they stay with us like our own shadow. And when they bid adieu to the world, we feel our world is shattered forever. Actor, Varun Badola is going through a similar emotion as he lost his father, renowned actor, Vishwa Mohan Badola recently. And now, Varun’s wife, actress, Rajeshwari Sachdev penned an emotional note for her late father-in-law. (Also Read: Malaika Arora Shares A Romantic Picture With Arjun Kapoor From Their Vacation, The Two Look Adorable)
Veteran actor, Vishwa Mohan Badola (VM Badola) was an important part of the entertainment industry. An inspiration to many newcomers, VM Badola is known for his extensive contribution to theatre. He had last appeared in the film, Missing and had also garnered appreciation for his role in Jolly LLB 2. His son, Varun Badola is a popular television and film actor and his daughter, Alka Kaushal is also a well-known name in the entertainment industry. On November 24, 2020, VM Badola had breathed his last due to age-related issues.
On November 30, 2020, Varun Badola’s wife, Rajeshwari Sachdev penned an emotional note for her late father-in-law, VM Badola. Revealing how her 6-year-old nephew shared that nanu will no longer be there in the family pictures, Rajeshwari wrote, “My nephew who is 6 years old was thinking aloud, " now that nanu is gone he will not be in the next family picture, Then slowly when people keep dying, one by one there will be no family picture!! That is so bad! " It's been 7 days since papa has gone...they say that he is around for 13 days till he finally departs for the heavens. So maybe he can read this post from me to you.”
Rajeshwari also shared how their family pictures will be incomplete without him and continued, “A lot about papa and his work is being talked about by so many whose lives he has touched in his 84 yrs, there is an outpouring of love. As his daughter-in-law I am soaking it all up. We as a family are grateful for your love. We thankyou for your prayers. Yes, the family pictures will never be complete without him but as we learn to live a life without his physical presence, we will have his legacy to draw from; his work, his friends and his love and blessings will continue to guide us always.” (Also Read: Puja Banerjee And Kunal Verma Host A Grand 'Naamkaran Sanskar' For Their Baby Boy [Videos Inside])
On November 24, 2020, Varun Badola had taken to his IG handle and had penned a heart-melting note for his late father. Sharing a throwback picture of him, Varun had written, “A lot of people crib about the fact that their kids do not listen to them. Many forget that kids are always watching them. My father never sat me down to teach me anything. He made learning a way of life for me. He set an example so exemplary that I had no choice but... follow. If you think that I am a good actor, blame him. If I write, he has to take the onus. If I sing... well if I had just about 1/10th of his singing talent, I would have become a singer. I left Delhi and came to Mumbai because his name was too big in that city to counter.”
Varun had further shared how his father had always asked him to operate out of his comfort zone and that is how he had come to Mumbai. He had continued, “I protested that people judge me, they unduly favour me because I am your son. He promptly told me to go and find my own identity some place else if I thought his name was a hinderance. He told me to always operate out of my comfort zone. He made me a MAN. Not many know that he was a journalist by profession. A master on South East Asian affairs. Travelled the world twice over. He did more than 400 hundred plays for AIR. He was an actor par excellence. When he sang, time stopped. Make no mistake, THIS MAN WAS A LEGEND. But for me, he was my father. A father who was always watching and always listening. So ladies and gentlemen The Man, The Legend, The Phenomenon has called it a day. But his legacy will stay on forever in various forms. Mr. Vishwa Mohan Badola 1936 – 2020.” (Also Read: Sushmita Sen's Beau, Rohman Shawl Gets A Temporary Tattoo Of Her Name's Initials On His Forearm)
Heartfelt condolences to the Badola family!