New Delhi: Actor Riteish Deshmukh and his wife Genelia Deshmukh on Wednesday remembered the actor’s father and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on his 76th birth anniversary with heartfelt posts. Riteish took a trip down memory lane and shared a throwback picture from the family archive. The photo is from when Riteish was just a kid. Alongside the photo, the actor wrote, “Remembering you is easy I do it everyday, missing you is a heartache that never goes away. Happy Birthday PAPPA!!! Miss you every day. #VilasraoDeshmukh76 (sic).”
Genelia took to her official Instagram handle and posted a heartwarming picture of herself hugging her late father-in-law. The throwback picture seems to be from Genelia-Riteish’s wedding. “Dearest Pappa, Most often when a daughter-in-law comes into her in-laws house,she fears not being accepted as one of the family members.. You made sure I believe that family doesn’t only mean being related by blood, it is a relationship which is so pure and so blessed and so wanted.. I want to be part of your inheritance Pappa – of your patience, of your warmth, of unconditional love to one and all.. This Hug is not one of Just a Father-in-Law, it is one of a Dad and more so because I see my Dad in the background being secure that he has sent his daughter to the best family ever.”
The actress also shared how strangers send her blessings every day because Vilasrao Deshmukh touched their lives in many ways, “You are such a Big Deal Pappa and I don’t even think you know it, I hear it everyday from strangers who send me blessings because you have touched their lives in more ways than I can understand . Happy Birthday Pappa We Miss You.”
Two-time Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away on August 14, 2012, due to multiple organ failure.