Ashish Mehrotra, who plays the role of Toshu in Anupamaa, captioned the photos as: “My happy face… spreading smile all around…And your jumping bhangra step…This is just how i want to keep you with me always papa..
🙏💫❤️🌠🥺🧿…..#papa #rip #prayers (sic)”
Rupali Ganguly, who plays his onscreen mother wrote, “May God give u strength to go thru this time.” His co-actor Anagla Bhosale also wished his strength. She wrote, “Bhai stay strong, lots of strength.” Kunal Jaisingh and many other from the television industry prayed and felt sorry for his loss.
Prior to this post, Ashish posted a video of happy moments with his father and family and wrote an emotional yet aspiring note. It read, “My uncomfortable hugging champ..You may have left me on the outside for the world….but on the inside you are even more close … & this more will never be enough…Our bodies may have parted ways…but soul’s will never….I am sorry for being selfish here…”Aap sirf mere papa ho..” My lines to you… I know you haven’t left me..papa.. Just…💫🙏😞🌠• I wish i could just hold you like this and not let you go….My uncomfortable hugging champ…I love you…. papa yaar…🥺•I just can’t say this….Noo you are with me…Sooo much.. left unsaid… (sic)”
Talking about Ashish, he tested positive for COVID-19 and was absent from the show for the past few weeks. On the show, he has been shown in Dubai for work purposes, and is unable to return due to unavailability of flights.
Paras Kalnavat, who plays the role of Ashish’s onscreen brother (Samar) also lost his father a few days ago. Paras, too, had tested positive.