Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty’s father Surendra Shetty, passed away this afternoon due to heart attack. He was the manufacturer of tamper-proof water caps for the pharmaceutical industry. Shilpa’s father had even produced an Indo-Chinese drama film for her titled, ‘The Desire’, which unfortunately remained unreleased.
Surendra Shetty succumbed to a heart attack and breathed his last this afternoon at Kokilaben Hospital in Mumbai. He is now survived by wife Sunanda Shetty and daughters Shilpa and Shamita Shetty.
Both Shilpa and sister Shamita were extremely close to their father. The man himself was full of life and one could usually see him stepping out with Shilpa’s mother at chosen social dos. As a father, Surendra was a great influence in Shilpa and Shamita’s lives, supporting the sisters to the core. Surendra also enjoyed the company of many of Shilpa’s co-stars especially Salman Khan, who is known to have been quite close to the senior Shetty.
Harman Baweja and R Madhavan visited the Shetty’s to offer their condolences. Many from Bollywood fraternity are expected to visit the Shetty family.
The funeral will take place tomorrow morning in Mumbai. Surendra was in news a few months ago when he was a duped by self-styled godman to the tune of a few crores. The baba was finally arrested after the family filed a police complaint.
“I’ve seen both my parents work really hard and my dad used to do the house’s laundry. When we were young, the washing machine was just introduced, so I remember my dad waiting for the weekend only to help my mother do the laundry” Shilpa had earlier said in an interview.