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Losing someone close to you is an unbearable pain that cannot be described in words. One lives with that emotion throughout their lives and only reminisces the beautiful memories left by them. While growing up, we always point at our father and say that nobody in this world can take his place. Bollywood actor, Riteish Deshmukh had shared such a beautiful relationship with his late father, Vilasrao Deshmukh. It was in the year 2012, when Riteish had lost one of the most important part of his life, his father and the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh. (Also Read: Priyanka And Nick Celebrate Their First Date, Share Their First Picture Together From Two Years Ago)
We always have the assurance that our parents are there for us no matter what but Riteish Deshmukh’s entire world shattered when his father had passed away on August 14, 2012 after battling with liver cancer. Vilasrao ji’s untimely death had created a huge vacuum in Riteish's life and it was his wife, Genelia Deshmukh, who stood by him like a pillar of strength. Genelia is not just a doting wife or daughter but an ideal daughter-in-law too. From standing with tears in her eyes during her father-in-law, Vilasrao Deshmukh’s remembrance ceremony to thanking her mother-in-law, Vaishali Deshmukh, for supporting her throughout, she has always been there with her family.
On May 26, 2020, Genelia Deshmukh took to her Instagram handle and shared a picture of herself with folded hands in front of her late father-in-law, Vilasrao Deshmukh’s statue to mark his 75th birth anniversary. Along with the picture, she wrote an emotional birthday wish for him which can be read as “Riaan’s teacher asked him “What are you most proud of.” His answer was. “My Ajoba... You are our pride Pappa… We feel your presence everyday and know that you are looking after us wherever you are… You live in us and we celebrate you every single day. Happy Birthday Pappa.”
Riteish Deshmukh took to his Instagram handle and shared an emotional video to mark his father’s 75th birthday. In the video, he was caressing his father’s white kurta and Nehru jacket while the song, Abhi mujh mein kahi baaki thodi si hai zindagi from the movie, Agneepath played in the background. Along with the video, which brought tears in our eyes, he wrote, “Happy Birthday PAPPA... Miss you everyday!! #vilasraodeshmukh75.” (Also Read: Sonakshi Sinha Clears The Air On Whether Or Not She Was Dating Shahid Kapoor)
We have seen how Riteish’s wife, Genelia had shared heart-melting posts for her family members on their special days. On August 14, 2019, Genelia had taken to her Instagram handle and had posted pictures from the remembrance ceremony of her father-in-law, Vilasrao Deshmukh. Along with the pictures, she had written, “Miss you Pappa every single day."
On Vilasrao ji’s 74th birthday last year, Genelia had taken to her Instagram handle and had shared a picture of him and had written a heart-melting note. His note could be read as “Those we love don’t go away... They walk beside us everyday... Unseen, Unheard but still Always near…Happy Birthday Pappa. Sometimes I just look up and Smile and Say “I know that was you”. Miss You” followed by a broken heart emoticon.
In a 2013 interview with the DNA, Ritiesh Deshmukh had talked about coping up with the huge loss of his father’s death. He had shared, "I don’t know how to answer that. It’s an irreparable loss. You can’t compare it to anything. It’s really strange that suddenly a person is not there in your life and then you realise — I won’t say value because as a child you always value your parents — how life will never be the same again. There is a huge void. Sometimes I still feel he is there."
In the same interview, Ritiesh had revealed how Genelia was his pillar of support in that horrible time. He had stated, "Genelia. Not because I am married to her. That is irrespective but eventually, she is my strength, my support. To have someone who understands when you like to talk, and when you don’t, is incredible. I don’t like to talk about. I don’t talk. So even for her to sit next to me and share that silence was helpful. I value the silences more than the chats." (Also Read: Arpita Khan Sharma And Aayush Sharma's Daughter, Ayat Celebrates Her First Eid With Brother, Ahil)
Genelia’s birthday note for Vilasrao ji is truly heart-melting. What do you think? Let us know.