Within a span of 10 days Television actor and former Bigg Boss contestant, Gaurav Chopraa lost his mother and his father to Coronavirus. The actor’s mother, who had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer three-and-a-half years ago, succumbed to COVID-19 a few days before her husband. The actor had taken to his IG account to inform his fans and followers about the sad demise of his mother followed by his father. Now speaking about the tough times he’s been going through, Gaurav said cancer couldn’t beat her mother but COVID-19 did.
Speaking to Mumbai Mirror, Gaurav Chopraa said, “My mother was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer three-and-a-half years ago. The doctors gave her just four-six months, but the brave lady, who’d been a school principal, defied all the odds and was singing, dancing, travelling and celebrating every festival. Cancer couldn’t beat her, the coronavirus did. For the first time, I saw her undying spirit dented.”
He further added, “My mother died while my father was on the ventilator. So, he didn’t hear the news. Their last conversations were about each other. For the last three-and-a-half years, my father was taking care of my mother and that’s how they left, together. My mother was doing fine till she learnt about dad. The day she stopped speaking to him, her condition deteriorated, day by day.”
3 days back, heartbroken Gaurav had taken to Insta to share his father’s couple of pictures. In an emotional post he wrote, “The ideal man , the ideal son,the ideal brother, a man who always put family above EVERYTHING else. An ideal father ...it took me 25 years to even come to terms with the fact that all fathers are not like him.. That he was special .. I was blessed..and as his son, that's the legacy I have inherited...loved and respected so so much more than I ever will be..a celebrity in its true terms. As a child, me walking down the street or the market always knew that I was recognised as his son. By all. That the shopkeeper will greet me and take lesser money because I was his son...was something that I was used to.. This: when he didn't even know of their existence.” (ALSO READ: Sanjivani 2: Fans Feels Surbhi Chandna Looks Better With Gaurav Chopra Than Namit Khanna)
While for his mother he penned, “My mommy strongest !! The first picture is from a year ago. Three years of cancer fighting of the worst kind ,three years of non stop chemo: and she was bucking us up !
Always the brightest spot of energy in the room . Always. The beauty that did not need any kind of accentuation. It stood out .loved by all. To the point of seeming like her fans. . . Inspired so many..as a teacher, as a principal,as a colleague ,as a friend ,as a human being pursuing spiritual growth over everything else.. I can go on and on .about a million things..she introduced me to everything in life ..my strength..my source.. #MeriMaa was the strongest.. She left us yesterday...In the other world, she would be making everyone her fan, I'm sure! Aapka #kaanha”
Images Source: instagram.com/mrgravitas
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