Kunal Kemmu lost his maternal grandmother. Taking to Instagram, Kunal, on Sunday, penned an emotional note in the beloved memory of his “naani”. He also dropped a picture in which his daughter Inaaya is seen sharing an adorable moment with her. “I lost my naani today. We all called her Maaji. She truly earned that name in each one of our lives. She loved us all like a mother and worked so hard to make us all comfortable and happy every time we were in her company. I have such special and amazing memories of her telling me stories, feeding me, looking after me, buying me things that my parents wouldn’t allow sometimes and always telling me to believe in myself and not get bogged down by anything or anyone,” he wrote.
Kunal described his naani as his biggest cheerleader.
“My biggest cheerleader always. She lived a full life filled with happiness, joy, laughter, sadness, struggles and pains. She symbolises strength, compassion and love for me. Can’t remember if I ever saw her cry. Always saw her busy with something or the other. Creating things out of nothing and always making sure everyone was looked after and well fed specially me. I will always miss you Maaji,” he added.
Netizens offer condolences
After learning about the unfortunate news, fans and members of the film industry paid their heartfelt condolences to Kunal. “So sorry for your loss Kunal. Nothing more special than nani. I miss mine everyday but I know she is forever looking down on me just the way maaji will upon you. May her soul rest in peace. Love and strength to you all,” Sophie Choudry commented.
“Sorry for your loss,” Hazel Keech wrote. Celebrities such as Karan Johar, Neha Dhupia, Vir Das, Shweta Bachchan and more reacted to the post.
Kunal married Soha Ali Khan in 2015 which was attended by close friends and family. In 2017, they welcomed their daughter Inaaya Naumi Khemmu. Recently, Kunal and Soha turned into authors as they wrote a children’s book ‘Inni &Bobo’, which was released on April 25. Apart from that, Kunal is doing a movie ‘Kanjoos Makkhichoos’ with Vipul Shah and also has ‘Malang 2.’