Riteish Deshmukh remembers father- Vilasrao Deshmukh on his birth anniversary

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 26, 2019, 03.54 PM(IST)

File photo of Riteish Deshmukh and Vilasrao Deshmukh Photograph:( Twitter )

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Vilasrao Deshmukh was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2011 and died on August 14, 2012.

Actor Riteish Deshmukh became nostalgic on the 74th birth anniversary of his father, late Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

He took to Instagram and wrote: "Happy Birthday Pappa... I miss you."

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Riteish`s wife Genelia D'Souza too wrote an emotional post for her father-in-law.

"Those we love don`t go away. They walk beside us every day... unseen, unheard but still always near. Happy Birthday, Pappa... Sometimes I just look up and smile and say `I know that was you`. Miss You," she captioned the picture.

Vilasrao Deshmukh was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2011 and died on August 14, 2012. He served two terms as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and served in the Union cabinet as the Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences. 

Earlier this month, Union Minister Piyush Goyal accused the late politician of being busy with film producers during the deadly 26/11 terrorist attack in 2008.

Riteish spoke in support of his father saying "it is wrong to accuse someone who is not here".