मनोज भैया के पिताजी नहीं रहे। उनके साथ गुज़ारे पल याद आ रहे हैं। यह तस्वीर मैंने भितिहरवा आश्रम में ली थी। बड़े धीरज वाले आदमी थे। बेटे के ऐश्वर्य की छुअन से हमेशा ख़ुद को दूर रखा। मामूली बाने में बड़े आदमी थे। नमन। श्रद्धांजलि।@BajpayeeManoj pic.twitter.com/mv4NzhMLLo— Avinash Das (@avinashonly) October 3, 2021
Padmashree awardee and actor Manoj Bajpayee’s father RK Bajpayee left for his heavenly abode on Sunday morning. He was 83. According to reports, Manoj's father’s condition had been critical for the past few days. Bajpayee, who was shooting for a film in Kerala, reached Delhi for his father’s last rites, confirmed his spokesperson.
In a statement to PTI, the spokesperson said, “His father’s condition was very critical for the past few days.. And after hearing the news, Manoj has rushed to Delhi from Kerala, where he was shooting for his next project." He also added that his father got hospitalised in September and he was being treated for age-related illnesses.
The actor has also requested privacy for him and his family.
The funeral was held at New Delhi's Nigam Bodh ghat on Sunday afternoon. Heartfelt tributes and condolences have been pouring in on social media from Manoj’s near and dear ones. Filmmaker Avinash Das posted a picture of the actor with his father and penned a note saying that his father was a man of great endurance.
Manoj Bajpayee was quite close to his father. In an earlier interview with ANI, he had spoken about how his father pushed him to complete his studies before pursuing his passion for acting. ALSO READ: Manoj Bajpayee On His Father’s Health, ‘He Is Stable One Day, Unstable The Next’
“I came from my village in Bihar to Delhi at the age of 18. I joined Delhi University. Finishing my graduation was my father's dream. He did not want me to leave studies. So I really wanted to fulfill his dream and somehow managed to complete the course and take a degree,” he was quoted as saying.
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