Bollywood actor Sunil Shetty’s world turned upside down as his father passed away on Wednesday morning at 1:30am. Sunil Shetty’s father Veerappa breathed his last at the Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital.
Veerappa was not keeping well from quite some time and when his health deteriorated, he was rushed to the hospital.
Veerappa Shetty had suffered a massive paralytic stroke in 2013 and within no time Suniel Shetty had set up an entire intensive care unit or ICU at his south Mumbai residence for his father. At the time, Suniel’s daughter Athiya Shetty was all set for her Bollywood debut in the film Hero, but her father Suniel gave importance to his father Veerappa’s health and understandably so.
Bollywood actor was very much close to his father. In year 2013, in an interview to HT, Sunil said that his father is his real hero. At that time, he was present in Worli to launch his showroom in a building, he said he shared a special attachment with. He said “This is where my father, Veerappa Shetty, used to work. He used to clean plates here since he worked as a waiting boy at a restaurant. My father is my real hero. He started working at the age of nine. He used to sleep on flattened mustard sacks and used a rolled-up gunny bag as a pillow.”
Veerappa’s cremation will be held today.
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