Suniel Shetty’s father Veerappa Shetty passed away at 1:30 am in the morning. He was admitted at Breach Candy Hospital. It is reported that he was not keeping well for a while. His funeral will be taking place sometime tomorrow.
In an interview to HT in 2013, Suniel Shetty had called his father his real hero. He was present in Worli to launch his showroom in a building, he said he shared a special attachment with.
He reminisced, “This is where my father, Veerappa Shetty, used to work. He used to clean plates here since he worked as a waiting boy at a restaurant. My father is my real hero. He started working at the age of nine. He used to sleep on flattened mustard sacks and used a rolled-up gunny bag as a pillow.”
By 1943, his father had bought the entire building, which is located next to the Four Seasons Hotel in Worli. “My father’s boss called him to manage a new business he was setting up here. Slowly, he was able to buy the property,” he had shared then.