Madhuri Dixit loses her father

posted by Anuja Gondhalekar, last updated on September 13th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Amidst all the excitement for the Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Grand Finale, comes the very sad news about Madhuri Dixit being bereaved. Madhuri Dixit’s father, Shankar Dixit, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2013 after a prolonged illness, at the age of 91.

Madhuri Dixit has always credited her parents for backing her when she was stepping into the glamour world, and has always spoken glowingly about her father. Even in the Family Week of Jhalak, Madhuri spoke about how she missed her parents when she shifted to the US after her wedding. She also got emotional after Lauren’s tribute to her father, and spoke about how she identified with Lauren’s feeling about her father.

Shankar Dixit passed away on Friday morning, and the family is deeply saddened by his death. Madhuri Dixit took time out from her own loss and thanked the people who sent her condolence messages. Her statement said, "We'll miss him but we know he lived a full life. We thank all those who have offered their condolences and prayers.”

We offer our heartfelt condolences to Madhuri Dixit for her loss. 

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