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. Heartfelt tributes and condolences poured in from Manoj’s fans and well-wishers on social media. Manoj Bajpayee, on Monday, penned a note thanking everyone for their support in his moments of grief.
The actor tweeted, “Thank you all for sending prayers and love on the sad demise of my father who was the sole reason and support for me to venture on such a difficult journey which got me everything that I dreamt of!! Eternally grateful to you all!!”
Thank you all for sending prayers and love on the sad demise of my father who was the sole reason and support for me to venture on such a difficult journey which got me everything that I dreamt of!! Eternally grateful to you all!! 🤗🤗🙏🙏❤️— manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) October 4, 2021
Earlier, Manoj’s spokesperson in a statement to PTI, 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 funeral was held at New Delhi's Nigam Bodh ghat on Sunday afternoon.
The 52-year-old actor 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.
“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. Also Read: Manoj Bajpayee On His Father’s Health, ‘He Is Stable One Day, Unstable The Next’
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