In the past, during interviews, Suniel Shetty had said that his father was his real hero and nothing is more important to him than his health.
Bollywood actor Suneil Shetty's father, hotelier Veerappa Shetty passed away in the wee hours on Wednesday in Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital.
He used to clean plates here since he worked as a waiting boy at a restaurant. As soon as the news of his demise spread, Suniel Shetty's close friends from mthe film industry including Shah Rukh Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood, Mahima Chaudhry, among others, paid a visit at his Mumbai home.
Veerapa Shetty was a self-made man, who started working at the age of nine and became one of the top hoteliers in the country. Abhishek Bachchan was also their to pay his condolences.
Veerapa suffered a massive paralytic stroke in 2013 and Sunil set up an entire ICU at his residence for his fast recovery.
"I haven't had a proper night's sleep for three months now. At the moment we're all focusing on looking after my father".
Suniel Shetty broke down at the funeral, filmmaker Rohit Shetty could be seen with him. They were also seen with the Shetty family.
Shreyas Talpade too came to pay their last respects to Suniel Shetty's father.