Bollywood couple Riteish Deshmukh and Genelia D'Souza are remembering late Vilasrao Deshmukh on the occasion of his 76th birth anniversary.
Genelia took to her Instagram handle to share a priceless throwback picture from her wedding day. In the picture, she can be seen hugging her father in law, and also penned a heartfelt note in his memory. She wrote:
''Dearest Pappa, Most often when a daughter-in-law comes into her in-laws house,she fears not being accepted as one of the family members..
You made sure I believe that family doesn’t only mean being related by blood, it is a relationship which is so pure and so blessed and so wanted.. I want to be part of your inheritance Pappa - of your patience, of your warmth, of unconditional love to one and all..This Hug is not one of Just a Father-in-Law, it is one of a Dad and more so because I see my Dad in the background being secure that he has sent his daughter to the best family ever. You are such a Big Deal Pappa and I don’t even think you know it, I hear it everyday from strangers who send me blessings because you have touched their lives in more ways than I can understand. Happy Birthday Pappa. We Miss You''.
On the other hand, Riteish went down the memory lane and shared a picture from his childhood days. The actor also remembered his father as he penned an emotional note. He wrote, ''Remembering you is easy I do it everyday, missing you is a heartache that never goes away. Happy Birthday PAPPA!!! Miss you every day. #VilasraoDeshmukh76''.
In another post, Riteish shared a picture of his kids Riaan and Rahyl Deshmukh posing in front of a statue of their late grandfather.
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Vilasrao Deshmukh served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra for two terms. He passed away due to multiple organ failure in 2012.