In the past few months now, many have lost their loved ones to the deadly COVID-19 virus. Television actor Gaurav Chopraa, who is known for his stints in Sanjivani, Uttaran, among others, also unfortunately lost his mother to the illness a few days ago. While it has been less than two weeks since then, he informed that his father, too, passed away yesterday due to coronavirus.
Taking to his social media, Gaurav shared the heartbreaking news of his mother’s death on August 20th. He wrote that she had previously battled cancer for three years, followed by three years of chemotherapy. He called her his ‘strength’ and ‘brightest spot of energy in the room’ and shared lovely pictures of hers.
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My mommy strongest !! The first picture is from a year ago. Three years of cancer fighting of the worst kind ,three years of non stop chemo: and she was bucking us up ! Always the brightest spot of energy in the room . Always. The beauty that did not need any kind of accentuation. It stood out .loved by all. To the point of seeming like her fans. . . Inspired so many..as a teacher, as a principal,as a colleague ,as a friend ,as a human being pursuing spiritual growth over everything else.. I can go on and on .about a million things..she introduced me to everything in life ..my strength..my source.. #MeriMaa was the strongest.. She left us yesterday… In the other world she would be making everyone her fan ,I'm sure ! Aapka #kaanha
Now, he shared the news of his father’s passing yesterday, and said that within a span of 10 days, both his parents were gone and that it’s “a void , vacuum that no amount of time will ever fill…”. Talking about his father, he said he was “an ideal man who put his family above everything else”. He says he was blessed to have an ideal father like him and adds, “an ideal husband who devoted his entire existence towards making my mother better in these last four years.”
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Shri Swatantra Chopra My Hero. My idol. My inspiration. . Will I ever manage to be a millionth of a man that he was ? Don't think so.. The ideal man , the ideal son,the ideal brother, a man who always put family above EVERYTHING else. An ideal father …it took me 25 years to even come to terms with the fact that all fathers are not like him.. That he was special .. I was blessed..and as his son that's the legacy I have inherited…loved and respected so so much more than I ever will be..a celebrity in its true terms. As a child , me walking down the street or the market always knew that I was recognised as his son. By all. That the shopkeeper will greet me and take lesser money because I was his son…was something that i was used to.. This : when he didn't even know of their existence. It was a regular affair to find some unknown person at our gates bringing along a guest who was looking for our house. All you had to say was "Chopra Saab's house? " And anybody in that vast radius would bring you to the correct place. The love ,warmth and generosity that he had .. the idealism, the strength… An ideal husband..devoted his entire existence towards making my mother better in these last four years. To the point of getting a disease trying to protect her and then leaving all of us to keep her company.. She left us on the 19th and he did on the 29 th.. 10 days ..and they're both gone.. A void , vacuum that no amount of time will ever fill… #MerePapa
Here’s praying their souls rest in peace. Sending Gaurav lots of strength to weather this incomparable loss.