Losing a parent at a young age can be devastating. And if the parent was a supportive mom, it’s even harder to come to terms with. India mourned the loss of superstar Sridevi, but one can only imagine the grief that her husband and two young daughters must be going through.
Last Saturday, Sridevi’s eldest daughter Jhanvi penned an emotional letter to her mother on Instagram on her 21st birthday. She wrote, “There’s is a gnawing hollowness in my chest that I know I’ll have to learn how to live with. Even with all this emptiness, I still feel your love. I feel you are protecting me from sadness and pain. Every time I close my eyes, I only have good things to remember.”
In the letter Jhanvi further writes how her mom was her best friend, her reason for everything. But it’s the caption under the letter that will make you feel a rush of emotions.
It read, “On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace. Let the love and adulation you’ll showered on her continue and please know that the biggest part of my mother was the love she shared with papa. And their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world.
Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his “Jaan”. She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles. It mattered a great deal to her to give love and to get love. For people to be good and gracious and kind. She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that.”
Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence. “
Jhanvi also thanked all of Sridevi’s fans fo giving them all the love and support.
Cousin and actor Sonam Kapoor posted a heartfelt message to Jhanvi. “To one of the strongest girls I know, who became a woman today. Happy birthday jannu.” Stay strong, Jhanvi.
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