TV show, Pandya Store actress Kruttika Desai was left shattered after the death of her husband actor/director Imtiiaz Khan. Her husband passed away just a few days before lockdown 1.0 was implemented in 2020 with the outbreak of COVID-19. Imtiiaz Khan passed away on March 16, 2020, as reported in ETimes TV, his death turned her world upside down. Followed by mentioning how COVID-19 lockdown had its own set of pros and cons for her and her daughter Ayesha.
The actress said, “My world turned upside down after my husband passed away suddenly. There were pros and cons to the lockdown, because in a way, it was nice to have that peace and heal quietly at home with my daughter Ayesha. I needed time to deal with this tragedy and the lockdown gave me that time.” Meanwhile, as her husband passed away she and her daughter were left all alone due to the lockdown as people could not visit them to comfort them in their grieving period.
She adds, “On the other hand, just a few days after he passed away, my daughter and I were left all alone — no one could come and visit us or comfort us in our time of grief. We had to come to terms with our loss alone.”
When asked how she handled the loss, she recalled the last words he said to her, she continued, “It was tough, but the way he said goodbye was heartening. He said, ‘Chalo Kruttika, I am going now’ and closed his eyes. He conveyed so many things through his eyes in those last moments, and bestowed his love and strength on me. That gave me the courage to move on and become stronger for my daughter, who was very close to him.” ALSO READ: Imtiaz Khan's Wife Krutika Desai: 'Our Daughter Ran To Call The Doctor Back, But We Failed To Revive Him'-EXCLUSIVE
When she was quizzed if she will look for a partner in the next couple of years, she replied, “No, I don’t think I want to have a companion now. My life partner was enough. I am happy and blessed to have had him.”
Recalling the time the two fell in love with one another, she said, “We started rehearsing together and fell in love so organically that it became obvious we would tie the knot. He was a talented, charming and intelligent man. I realised once I got to know him better that the age gap didn’t matter at all.” ALSO READ: Mere Angne Mein Actress Krutika Desai Husband And Late Amjad Khan’s Brother Imtiaz Khan Passes Away
Kruttika met Imtiiaz when he cast her in one of his plays back in 1988, she was 23 and he was 41.
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