'Until we meet again, papa', Riddhima's emotional note for dad
Late legendary actor Rishi Kapoor's daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni has written an emotional note as a tribute to her father. Rishi passed away on Thursday morning in Mumbai, after battling cancer for two years. He was 67 years old. In her post on Instagram, Riddhima wrote, "Papa I love you I will always love you - RIP my strongest warrior."
Sharing a picture with Rishi, Riddhima penned, "I will miss you everyday I will miss your FaceTime calls everyday!" Riddhima, who could not attend her father's last rites, added, "I wish I could be there to say goodbye to you! Until we meet again papa I love you- your Mushk forever (sic)." Riddhima resides in Delhi with her husband Bharat Sahni and daughter.
Rishi's last rites were held this afternoon at Mumbai's Chandawadi crematorium. Nearly 20 people, including family members, attended the cremation. Those who came to pay their last respects included Alia Bhatt, Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, among others.
Riddhima is now looking at a 1,400-kilometer journey from Delhi to Mumbai to be with her family. She had to seek permission to drive to Mumbai as India is under a lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Riddhima had applied for the pass on Wednesday night and was granted the same this morning. It will take her 18 hours to reach Mumbai.
In a statement, Kapoor family remembered Rishi and also requested fans to adhere to the lockdown rules. An excerpt from the statement read, "He remained jovial and determined to live to the fullest right through two years of treatment across two continents... everyone who met him during this time was amazed at how he did not let his illness get the better of him."