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The popular television actor, Shaheer Sheikh's father, Shahnawaz Sheikh, passed away on January 19, 2022, due to the COVID-19 infection. The heartbreaking news was circulating in the media for some hours before it was confirmed by Shaheer's close friend, Aly Goni, in his devastating tweet. Shaheer is going through immense pain, as he was close to his father and used to share a friendly bond with him.
A glimpse of Shaheer Sheikh's love for his father was seen on September 9, 2020, when his father had turned a year older. The doting son had taken to his IG handle and had shared a beautiful picture of his parents. We could see his father celebrating his birthday with his wife in the photo. Shaheer had also penned a heartmelting note for his dearest daddy, and it could be read as:
"Thank you for leading by example. Thank you for instilling in us the right moral code and values. #happybirthdaypapa."
According to reports, Shaheer Sheikh's father, Shahnawaz Sheikh, took his last breath on January 19, 2022, after losing his battle against COVID-19 infection. A few moments back, Shaheer's close friend and actor, Aly Goni, confirmed the reports with a heartbreaking tweet. Aly paid his condolences to Shaheer and his family on their huge loss. The actor also extended his support to his close friend, Shaheer and tweeted:
"Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un...May Allah rest uncle's soul in peace bhai @Shaheer_S stay strong bhai."
As per the latest reports and speculations in the media, the last rites of Shaheer Sheikh's father, Shahnawaz Sheikh, will take place in Bhaderwah, Jammu. Shaheer is deeply-attached to his father and has also credited his dad in many of his interviews for his successful career. Shaheer's fanbase has come forward to support him in this tragic time. While some sent him a virtual hug, some shared their thoughts on pain of losing a parent. Check out some of the tweets below:
For the unversed, it was on January 18, 2022, when Shaheer Sheikh had taken to his Twitter handle and had informed his massive fanbase about his father's ill health. The Pavitra Rishta 2.0 actor had revealed that his father was on ventilator at the moment, after a sudden drop in his health. Revealing the reason behind his ill health, Shaheer had also shared that his dad was suffering from a severe COVID-19 infection. The actor had requested his fans to pray for his father's speedy recovery and had urged them to keep him in their prayers. Along with his emotional tweet, Shaheer had also shared a solo picture of his dad. His tweet could be read as:
"My dad is on a ventilator, suffering from a severe covid infection... please keep him in your prayers."
Rest in peace, Shahnawaz Sheikh! Our deepest condolences to Shaheer and his family.