Shilpa Shetty bids an emotional and heartfelt farewell to her father

Shilpa Shetty bids an emotional and heartfelt farewell to her father

"He has gone from our home, But not from our hearts. We love u Daddy, you have been the best father, husband, friend and soul..." writes an emotional Shilpa Shetty

As condolences and prayers poured over for Shilpa Shetty Kundra and her entire family, the doting daughter couldn't help but share a heartfelt message while remembering of her beloved daddy who passed away on Tuesday.

Sharing a candid and happy picture of her late father Surendra Dejoo Shetty on her official Instagram account, Shilpa penned down a heartfelt poem calling her 'loving and kind' father "Our Hero."

In her emotional poem, the doting daughter poured her heart out for her 75-year-old father and shared that while he did leave their home, he will forever be in their hearts. Here's a look at what she wrote:

Our HERO
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.
We love u Daddy, you have been the best father, husband, friend and soul..
May you Rest in Peace. Shri Surendra Dejoo Shetty 22 Dec 1941-11 Oct 2016
With gratitude
Sunanda, Shamita, Shilpa ,Raj ,Viaan-Raj
The Shetty and Kundra Family

With this poem Shilpa once again proved how close she and her younger sister Shamita Shetty were to their parents. In fact, in an interview once she spoke about being a dutiful daughter and their close family bond.

"I try to be a good daughter as I believe in karma and feel that how you are with your parents is directly proportionate to what you receive in your life.I am a big oneness follower and our gurus have told us that if you want to achieve external happiness, you need to be happy internally. And your inner circle is your family," she shared.

Speaking about her father in the same interview she had said, "My father has also been wonderful."

With such a close-knit bond between the family, it's no surprise that they are all shocked by his demise. It was reported that her father passed away while at home, following a massive cardiac arrest.

He was then brought to the Kokilaben Dhirubai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai, where he was declared dead.

Continue reading to see how Shilpa Shetty's friends were seen consoling her through the funeral.

A popular personality even among the paparazzi, many of whom claim that he always smiled and posed for them, Surendra Shetty's last rites saw many famous faces on Wednesday.

A photo posted by Filmfare (@filmfare) on

Those who came to pay their respects to the bereaved family included actors Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, close friend R Madhavan, and even writer-director Salim Khan.

In fact, Akshay Kumar was even seen consoling Shilpa who clearly couldn't hold back her tears, as the entire family stood outside Pavan Hans in Juhu before the cremation ceremony.

What fathers indirectly teach their daughters

Just as Shilpa Shetty was extremely close to her father, all daughters are close to theirs and it is this pure and loving bond that helps them become more confident and secure in life. Because let's be honest, there are some things only a father can teach his little princess.

#1 Self-confidence

When a father tells his daughter that she is beautiful, she knows it's coming from an honest place. And this helps her build self-confidence and most importantly, a positive body image. A father can easily reaffirm a girl's faith in her own abilities and lend her the self-affirming positivity that she so needs.

#2 To love unconditionally

Fathers can teach their daughters to love unconditionally when they do so themselves. Loving your kids and showing them physical affection can be very encouraging and makes the child feel secure. Just as the child feels when he is first born and the mother lends her physical touch, a father's touch can be equally powerful.

#3 The perfect relationship

When a man loves his wife, he sets the bar high for his own daughters. He shows them how a man must treat a woman and what they must expect from their own life partners. This is also reaffirming and helps daughters to indirectly look for men who are similar and psychologically inclined as their own fathers.

Read: 3 powerful things dads should tell their daughters every day

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(Images courtesy: Instagram)

Written by

Deepshikha Punj

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