Suniel Shetty’s father Veerapa Shetty passes away at 93
Popular Actor Suniel Shetty's father Veerappa Shetty breathed his last at 1.30 am on Wednesday. He was 93-years old.
Veerappa passed away at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai. Thelast rites and cremation will take place tomorrow, according to reports.
Veerappa, a self-made hotelier, is survived by his wife, actor son Suniel and daughter Sujata.
Reportedly, Veerappa Shetty had suffered a massive paralytic stroke in 2013, after which an ICU was set up at his South Mumbai residence.
It is also believed that Suniel let his acting career take a back seat during these trying times to tend to his ailing father. The actor has, however, picked up the reins from his father and continued their booming hotelier business.
Veerapa Shetty began working at the age of nine. The self-made man went on to build an empire as a hotelier.
Suniel, who took to films as a hobby, has been running his father’s business of hotels for decades. In fact, to say that Suniel is a more successful hotelier than an actor won’t be wrong.
As of now, the family is still in the hospital. Athiya Shetty, who is shooting for her upcoming film Mubarakan, is out of country.