Actor Shaheer Sheikh’s father Shahnawaz Sheikh died on Wednesday after a battle with Covid-19. He was on ventilator due to a severe coronavirus infection. 

Just days back, Shaheer had shared a throwback picture of his father and requested everyone to pray for him. He had written, “My dad is on a ventilator, suffering from a severe covid infection… pls keep him in your prayers.”

Several of his colleagues, fans and friends had tweeted their support to him. Hina Khan had written to him, “Patience my friend, I told you, he will come home healthy and happy very soon.. Inshallah #SendDuaEveryone.”

The trailer of Shaheer’s new show also arrived around the same time. He will return as Manav in the second season of Pavitra Rishta. The web show also marks the return of Ankita Lokhande as Archana.

Shaheer shot to fame with TV show Mahabharat eight years ago, in which he played the role of Arjun.

Actor Aly Goni shared his condolences on Twitter on Wednesday night and asked Shaheer to stay strong. He tweeted, “Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un (verily we belong to God and verily to him do we return). May Allah rest uncle’s soul in peace bhai @Shaheer_S, stay strong bhai.”

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