Rajkummar Rao’s father Satyapal Yadav, died at the age of 60 on Thursday. He had been admitted in Medanta hospital for the past 17 days. His last rites were performed on Madan Puri cremation ground in Gurugram on Friday in the presence of close family members and friends.
The actor’s father was a government employee in the revenue department. In an interview to Indian Express, Rajkummar had spoken about his family’s hardships while growing up. ''For two years, my teachers paid my school fees,'' he had said. ''But no one ever discouraged me from pursuing my dream.''
Rajkummar Rao had lost his mother, Kamlesh Yadav in 2016 while he was shooting for Newton. She was reportedly unwell for a while and succumbed to heart attack. He had returned to complete filming on Newton in just a day. ''I returned in a day’s time because I knew that’s what my mother would have loved — for me to carry on with my commitments, act and finish my duties. Her greatest happiness in life was to watch me on screen. It was hard for me to perform, but I felt her presence supporting me,'' Rajkummar had said in an interview.
(With Inputs from ANI)