Bishan Singh Bedi death: Angad Bedi & Neha Dhupia issue a statement celebrating the cricketer’s fearless life
Angad Bedi, and daughter-in-law, Neha Dhupia, took to Instagram to share their heartfelt sentiments, emphasizing that though they're grappling with shock, they draw comfort from his fearless and fulfilling life.
Published: Tuesday,Oct 24, 2023 08:35 AM GMT-06:00
Renowned Indian cricket team captain Bishan Singh Bedi, bid farewell to the world on the 23rd of October at the age of 77. His son, Angad Bedi, and daughter-in-law, Neha Dhupia, took to Instagram to share their heartfelt sentiments, emphasizing that though they're grappling with shock, they draw comfort from his fearless and fulfilling life.
Thier note read, “Isn't it completely in Dad's character to bowl us over with the ultimate spin ball, one that even we never saw coming.
While we are in shock and overcome with grief, we find solace in knowing that he lived a rich, fearless and full life that inspired many. We are moved by each and every message of love we have received, publicly and personally. Thank you to everyone for celebrating his grit, humour and giant heart. It is heartwarming to see how many generations Dad inspired through his life. Every day of his life was spent in devotion to his family and faith, and in service to his Waheguru. He epitomised living a life that was Nirbhau-Nirvair and we are comforted in knowing that he is with His Beloved now. Dad, we were blessed to have you as our fearless leader. We will strive to live by your motto - to observe and absorb. Keep guiding us from the great beyond. In love and faith, Anju Bedi, Angad, Neha Mehr, Guriq, Neha, Gautam, Suhavi.”https://www.instagram.com/p/CyxN5R8pI0o/?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==
Eminent figures like Richa Chadha, Manish Malhotra, Saba Pataudi, Saqib Saleem, Sophie Choudry, and numerous others conveyed their condolences on Angad's social media post. Bollywood luminaries such as Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Karan Johar, and Vicky Kaushal, among others, mourned the loss and expressed their sorrow through various social media platforms.
Apart from his stellar cricketing career, Bishan Singh Bedi ventured into the realm of Indian cinema recently, marking his debut alongside his son Angad Bedi in the film 'Ghoomer.' In this R. Balki directorial, he made a cameo appearance in a touching narrative that revolved around a young girl's passion for cricket despite having one arm amputated. The film featured Abhishek Bachchan, Saiyami Kher, Angad Bedi, and Shabana Azmi in pivotal roles.
His indelible legacy as one of India's finest spinners continues to be a wellspring of inspiration for generations of cricketers, a lasting tribute to his enduring impact on the sport.