“What is wider than the sky?” Yudhisthira was asked by Yaksha. To that Yudhisthira replied, “The shade of a father.” How beautiful can a father-son relationship be is perhaps best illustrated from this 2015 picture of Riteish Deshmukh and his late father Vilasrao Deshmukh.
Shared on Twitter by Riteish on August 14, 2015, it shows the Bollywood actor clasping the hands of his father somewhere in Edinburgh.
The caption read: “Missing you comes in waves, today am drowning. #3Years (sic)”
Vilasrao Deshmukh, the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, passed away from multiple organ failure on August 14, 2012, six months after Riteish’s marriage to Genelia D’Souza.
That Riteish loved his father the most was apparent from the way he reacted after Vilasrao’s death. The industry saw a son withdraw into a shell. It took an entire year for Riteish Deshmukh to recover from that loss.