Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Actor Sanjay Gandhi Recalls Worst Day Of His Life: 'My Wife Died In My Arms'

TV actor Sanjay Gandhi speaks about the lowest phase of his life, when he lost his wife. He shares how he has been coping since then with support of his daughter and friends

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Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai Actor Sanjay Gandhi Recalls Worst Day Of His Life: 'My Wife Died In My Arms'
Last year was extremely traumatic for actor Sanjay Gandhi as his wife Sujata passed away in October 2019. The actor calls it the worst day of his life and says he can never forget the day she died in his arms.

“It was a cardiac arrest. She took her last breath in my arms. We rushed her to the hospital, the doctors checked her and said that her pulse was still active. They immediately came into action, but after one and a half hours, they declared her dead. I can never forget that day, it was the worst day of my life. I had lost my best friend, my pillar, my soulmate,” he said. ALSO READ: Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai: Pregnant Naira Steps Out To Find Missing Husband Kartik – WATCH VIDEO

The Black Friday actor says he is 50 and after 23 years of marriage it's difficult to live alone. He said, "We are humans and we are not meant to be alone. I feel so empty from within. There is a photograph of my wife in my drawing room, I have put my bed there so that the first thing I see when I wake up every morning is my wife's face. She was my friend first and then we got married, so after 23 years of marriage, it's not easy to live alone now. I still sometimes don't know what to do."

When Sanjay's wife passed away, at that time he was working on Haiwaan: The Monster and he says his work got him going. ALSO READ: Anurag Kashyap Birthday Special: Black Friday, Gangs Of Wasseypur, And Others; Some Of The Filmmaker’s Best Work

"At that point, I was really thankful for my work. I was doing Haiwaan: The Monster. I was not shooting constantly because of my wife and was so emotionally broken at that time. After this terrible phase, I just asked the production house for more work and they offered me Naagin 4 which also winded up. I feel alone," he said.

Sanjay has a 20-year-old daughter Khushi. He says it's because of her and some close friends, who advised him to focus on work, that he was able to move on but it still hurts sometimes.  

"Luckily, I have my daughter with me and a few friends like Pavan Malhotra, Gautam Krishan Chandani, Anurag Kashyap, Raj Singh Choudhary, Babar Rao, Samir Sharma, Bhupinder Singh, and Imtiaz Ali. They have been my constant support and asked me to just focus on work and my daughter Khushi. Some of them even said that my daughter is so responsible, confident, and understanding that she will take care of me. I am happy that my daughter is strong-headed and coped up well. For the last few days, she has been with her Nani, during the lockdown they were all here. She is enjoying her Nani Ke haath ka khaana. I want my daughter to live her life and I don't want to become a liability on her. I just encourage her to do whatever she wants to do and support her as much as I can," he concluded.

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