Today, on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, social media has been abuzz with heartfelt wishes pouring in from every nook and cranny. The auspicious Hindu festival celebrates the bond of love and protection between a brother and sister. While everyone is soaked in the festive spirit, the emotion is not the same for TV actress Nikki Tamboli. The Bigg Boss 13 fame actress lost her brother Jatin last year and she has been struggling to come to terms with his sad demise.
In an exclusive interview with SpotboyE, Nikki got emotional while remembering her late brother. She shared with us some of her fond memories she spent with her brother on Rakhi. The actress also stated that the festival is hard on her as she misses him a lot on Rakhi. Recalling her memories, Nikki Tamboli shared, “I still remember that at that time I used to shoot in South films, I use to take holiday, especially on Rakhi and fly to Mumbai just for RakshaBandhan. After tying Rakhi only I used to leave for work. There are a lot of priceless childhood memories that I share with my brother Jatin on this day. I remember we both used to start the preparations a month before only. I used to get excited thinking about what gift he would give me. All the memories are coming back. I specifically dress up for the festival. It's very hard for me. I can't even imagine but I am trying to cope with it.” ALSO READ: Nikki Tamboli Pens An Emotional Note For Brother Jatin On His Death Anniversary: ‘My Heart Is Still Wounded For You’-See POST
“I and my family have been each other's biggest strength during the time we lost Jatin. We all came together and became strong and accepted its life…. we have to deal with it and move on in life,” Tamboli added.
For the unversed, on May 4, 2021, Nikki’s brother Jatin Tamboli passed away due to Covid-19. The South actress shared the heartbreaking news of her loss on social media by sharing pictures of her brother. In an emotional post, she revealed that Jatin was suffering from multiple health issues before he contracted Covid 19. The deadly virus deteriorated his condition as his lungs collapsed. He also got pneumonia. Jatin breathed his last at the age of 29.
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