Actor Suniel Shetty’s father Veerappa Shetty passed away in the wee hours today (Wednesday, 1st March) in Mumbai. Veerappa was admitted at Breach Candy Hospital, where he breathed his last.
Earlier in 2013, Veerappa Shetty had suffered a massive paralytic stroke. And, as per sources, just to take special care of his father, Suniel Shetty had set up an entire ICU at his South Mumbai residence for his father’s speedy recovery. Suniel in an interview had once said that his father was his real hero and nothing is more important to him than his health. So much so, that he had even put aside his entire career for his ailing father and did not sign any films for years altogether.
Veerappa Shetty began working at the mere age of nine and took care of his business empire as hotelier. Veerappa is survived by actor Suniel and daughter Sujata. As per sources, Veerappa’s last rights will take place today in Mumbai.