Shilpa Shetty bids tearful adieu to her father

Actress Shilpa Shetty, who lost her father Surendra Dejoo Shetty a couple of days ago, has paid a tribute to her “loving and kind” father in the form of a short poem. The actress took to her Instagram page and posted a smiling picture of her father in a golden ‘pagdi’ and penned a heartfelt poem commemorating him.

Titled ‘Our HERO,’ the poem read, ‘Loving and kind in all his ways, Upright and just to the end of his days; Sincere and true, in his heart and mind, Beautiful memories, he left behind. A link in our family chain is broken, He has gone from our home, But not from our hearts.’

Shilpa wrote, “We love u Daddy, you have been the best father, husband, friend and soul…May you Rest in Peace.” She concluded the message by writing, “Shri Surendra Dejoo Shetty 22 Dec 1941-11 Oct 2016. With gratitude Sunanda, Shamita, Shilpa, Raj, Viaan-Raj, The Shetty and Kundra Family.”

Surendra Shetty passed away following a massive heart attack in his sleep at his Versova residence on Tuesday (October 11). His funeral was held at Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai on Wednesday. Shilpa’s husband Raj Kundra performed the last rites.

Several Bollywood celebrities and friends of the Shetty family, including Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Salim Khan and Raveena Tandon among others, were present at the funeral to pay their last respects to the departed soul.