Rupali Ganguly pays tribute to ‘Anupamaa’ co-star Rituraj Singh with emotional note

Mumbai: Actress Rupali Ganguly expressed grief over the demise of ‘Anupamaa’ co-star Rituraj Singh, calling him one of the ‘legends of television’.

She shared that his life stories, quirky sense of humour, immense knowledge about world cinema and talent will always be remembered.

Rituraj passed away at the age of 59 in the wee hours of Tuesday, due to cardiac arrest. He played the character of Yashpal Dhillon, the owner of ‘Spice and Chutney’ restaurant. He was the boss of Anupamaa (played by Rupali).

Taking to Instagram, Rupali shared a series of photos, wherein Rituraj is seen wearing a chef’s hat, and is standing in a kitchen.

She penned a long note, saying: “Dear Rituraj Sir, It was an honour to share screen space with you… like an enthusiastic student getting to learn her favorite subject from a teacher who has taught many others, l was overjoyed …You said you had seen my work and yet I wanted to prove to you that I could earn my place in the frame standing next to one of the legends of television whom I had watched growing up … your all knowing smile after our scenes and your words of encouragement was like a report card to me … I was thrilled by your kind words… but there was so much more to learn Sir.”

“These pictures I had taken of you when you wore the chef cap… I was tardy in sending it to you … never thought these would be put up here as a remembrance….Your life stories, quirky sense of humour, immense knowledge about world cinema and your talent shall always be remembered,” shared the ‘Sarabhai vs Sarabhai’ fame actress.

Rupali added: “Thank you for being Yashpal Sir to my Anupamaa ..Thank you for the words that left an indelible mark … Rupali May you find peace Om Shanti.”

Rituraj was discharged from hospital after he was admitted following a stomach infection. His health condition, however, deteriorated and he suffered a heart attack to which he succumbed.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.