Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn wished his fans a happy Guru Purnima holiday on his social media Saturday. The actor shared the photo with his late father Viru Devgan and thanked him for teaching valuable life lessons. Ajay said that his father was his first “guru” and taught him important things about his career and life. He also mentioned that he carries his father’s teachings as a “badge of honor.”
Ajay Devgn tweeted, “Greetings to my father (Viru Devgn), my Guru, on this auspicious day. I was lucky to receive life and career lessons from him. A valuable gift that I carry with me as a badge of honor. “
Viru Devgan passed away in Mumbai on May 27, 2019 at the age of 85. He has directed action scenes in over 80 Bollywood films. In 1992, he received the Best Director Award for his performance in the film Phool Aur Kaante. He was also awarded the 2016 Zee Cine Awards for Public Service.
On the first anniversary of Viru Devgan’s death last year, Ajay shared a video on social media that was a collage of different photos that his father had clicked on for different reasons. The actor wrote: “Dear Dad, it’s been a year since you left. However, I feel that you are next to me – quiet, caring, protective; your presence is always soothing. “
Ajay Devgn attributes her Bollywood career to her father as Viru Devgan is said to have always wanted Ajay to be a Bollywood superstar. The stuntman even started coaching Ajay from the early days so he could get into show business.