Sashikant Lokhande, the father of actor Ankita Lokhande, passed away on Saturday. The star attended the funeral on Sunday along with her mother and other family members. Along with her husband Vicky Jain, Ankita also stepped forward to lend a shoulder to her father's bier.
Ankita can be seen in a video carrying her father's bier while they walk. She was seen sobbing while going with the bier on her shoulder. She was wearing a kurta salwar. Vicky Jain joined her and let her take the initiative for a little while.
The sources state that Ankita's father passed away on Saturday at 11:45 am. Ankita just got back from Vicky's vacation. At the funeral, his mother and other family members were also visible. In addition to paying their respects to Ankita's father, actors Arti Singh, Shraddha Arya, Omkar Kapoor, Rajesh Khattar, and Kushal Tandon all sent their sympathies to the family.
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On Father's Day this year, Ankita had sent him a heartfelt letter. She had penned, “Happy Father’s Day to my first hero my daddy. I can’t express my true feelings what I feel for you but I love you bahut sara .. I have seen you struggling for many things when I was a child but you made sure that your children doesn’t .. you always gave me my wings to fly and made me do whatever I wanted to become .. I’m what I’m it’s all your support and strength.. I remember when I started my journey in Mumbai and sometimes when I had no rent to pay.. you made it happen no matter what was going on in your life because you believed in my dreams.. I am and I will be always grateful and blessed to have you paa .. I have seen you struggling with your health but your strong will what I saw that time was something else and your smiling face during that period kept all of us going. I’m very very proud to be your daughter.. love you paa forever and ever and ever. Happy Father’s Day paa,"