Comedian Satish Kaushik hid a dark secret about his son for the longest time!

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Satish Kaushik was introduced to a revolutionary technology by a doctor that brought daughter Vanshika to his life!

Actor and director Satish Kaushik has made the Indian audience laugh out loud for many years. All thanks to his hilarious on screen avatars.

From an impressionable newcomer to an established actor, Kaushik became the go-to actor for comedy. He even turned a successful director with the movie Tere Naam.

But while the talented star continued to bring laughter into other people's lives, he lost his after the death of his young son Shanu.

Kaushik lost his young son

At the peak of his career, Kaushik suffered this great loss and immersed himself in work. He didn't want to have any time to mourn his beloved son's death.

"I had lost my son 20 years back, when I was at the peak of my career. I couldn't really get time to even feel that loss. I used to be continuously busy with work and this would make me feel guilty: I didn't even have the time to mourn my son's death," Kaushik said in an interview two years back.

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But then he was introduced to Dr Hrishikesh Pai, a Mumbai-based IVF expert. The meeting changed his life and Pai used In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) to help the Kaushiks become parents once again.

Kaushik was introduced to IVF

In an interview the elated Kaushik shared his happiness at becoming a father via IVF, this time to a lovely baby girl.

"By God's grace, my wife Shashi and I have been blessed with a daughter. It is the end of a long and painful wait for a child. It is a matter of unimaginable joy especially for my wife who had her heart set on another child ever since we lost our only son Shanu when he was just two-years-old," he shared.

Today, Vanshika is almost five-years-old and is clearly a source of happiness and pride for her parents.

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"To have a kid at this age (Kaushik is in his late 50s) makes me feel much younger (laughs). But yes, to have a child so late in life is quite challenging. Vanshika, my daughter...and keeps telling me, `Papa, mere peeche bhago (run after me). Papa, mujhe pakdo' (hold me). Ab main usko kaise bataon ki (now how do I tell her that) I can't run after her now! So I act like I am running after her, since I am a good actor. I can't let her down," he shared.

The emotional father added, "She's lovely and has just started going to school. She is the best thing to have happen..."

The two were recently spotted by the paparazzi at the airport and one could see the happiness in Vanshika's eyes when she hugged her daddy dearest.

The dad attributes his happy days to his doctor who helped him and his wife become parents.

Can't thank my doctor enough!

Talking about his doctor Kaushik said, "He's not just one of the best IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation) doctors in the world, but also a close friend. I thank him for urging me and my wife to take the IVF route to parenthood. We were unfortunate in having lost our only child. Our world had come crashing down. But thanks to the world of medical miracles, we've become parents again at an age when parenthood is considered impossible."

IVF has become the go-to technology for childless couples in India. In fact, it is also one that many experts claim to be quite successful.

Some of its recent examples include Yash and Roohi Johar, Laksshya Kapoor, Abram Khan and Farah Khan Kunder's triplets.

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But how does IVF work? Well, here's a lowdown.

How IVF works in India

Step 1: The woman is given injectable medications that help to develop eggs in the ovarian follicles.

Step 2: Once these follicles mature, the eggs are removed from the ovaries.

Step 3: This is followed by an addition of sperms to them.

Step 4: These eggs are then checked for fertilisation the next day.

Step 5: Then, a set number of embryo/s is transferred to the uterine cavity using ultrasound guided embryo transfer.

While this is a consolidated summary of how the process works, to read more about this procedure click here.

Read: Frozen embryo transfer lowers the risk of preterm delivery by 20 percent

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Deepshikha Punj