Bollywood actor Ayushmann Khurrana, on Thursday, took to social media to pay tribute to his late father astrologer P Khurana who passed away recently.
Posting a few pictures of himself and his brother Aparshakti Khurrana along with their mother from the prayer meet for his late father, the actor wrote: "Maa ka khayal rakhna hai aur humesha saath rehna hai. Pita jaisa banne ke liye bahut duur jaana padta hai apne pita se. Pehli baar aisa mehsoos ho raha hai ki papa bahut duur aur bahut qareeb hain humare (Take care of your mother and always be with her. To become like father, you need to go far away from your father. For the first time, I feel my father is very far, yet very near to me.)
"Thank you for your upbringing, love, sense of humour and the most beautiful memories."
Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife and author Tahira Kashyap too penned a long, emotional note for her father-in-law recalling the fond memories they shared.
“Papa 💔 A relationship since I was in high school. I remember all my firsts. The first time I came to your home which had a full filmi family picture. To the first time I used my salary in college to gift you and mama a portrait that I got made from an artist to impress you. The time I struggled to call you papa and then it just didn’t leave. The first time I had heard that you were absolutely cool with me not shifting my base after marriage.”
“You respected my family, broke all traditions and let me stay happy. How often do you see that. There have been many firsts. But this first I am about to mention perhaps was the last. Just 2 days back I was going through your things and saw you kept the magazine which had my cover. This was clicked many years back but you treasured it and I never knew. Breaks my heart to not have the hero around to the boy I love the most. I haven’t met perhaps never will meet someone like you. I will never forgot your laughter, we’ll miss you papa.”
P Khurana passed away on May 19 due to a “prolonged incurable ailment.” He had been battling heart problems for a while and was admitted to a hospital in Mohali.