Watch: Ankita Lokhande shoulders her father's bier with husband during funeral

Ankita Lokhande's father Shashikant passed away at 68. The TV actress along with her husband Vicky Jain carried her father's bier during the funeral.

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Ankita Lokhande carries her father's bier
Ankita Lokhande carries her father's bier

In Short

  • Ankita Lokhande's father passed away on August 12.
  • The actress in a viral video was seen giving shoulder to her father's bier.
  • The reason for his demise is not known yet.

Ankita Lokhande’s father, Sashikant Lokhande, died on Saturday. August 12 evening. The actress, along with her husband Vicky Jain and other family members took part in the funeral on Sunday, August 13. Ahead of the funeral, Ankita was seen giving a shoulder to her father's bier and was accompanied by her husband.



Ankita’s father was 68. The reason for his demise is not known yet. The cremation took place at Oshiwara Crematorium today, August 13. He had been unwell for a while now. Having said that, Ankita and her husband Vicky Jain are yet to comment on the same.

Ahead of the funeral, Ankita, who was very close to her father, was seen carrying her father's bier. Vicky Jain also joined her and let her take the lead for a moment. The inconsolable actress broke down at the crematorium where she was supported by Vicky and her mother. As per the reports, Ankita's father died on Saturday at around 11:45 am. Ankita recently returned from a vacation with Vicky.


On Father's Day this year, Ankita Lokhande dedicated a heartfelt post to her father, Shashikant Lokhande.

"Happy Father’s Day to my first hero my daddy. I can’t express my true feelings what I feel for u but I love u bahut sara .. I hv seen u struggling with many things when I was a child but u made sure that your children doesn’t .. u always gave me my wings to fly and made me do whatever I wanted to become. I’m what I’m it’s all your support and strength. I remember when I started my journey in Mumbai and sometimes when I had no rent to pay. you made it happen no matter what was going on in your life because u believed in my dreams. I am and I will be always grateful and blessed to have u paa. I have seen u struggling with your health but ur strong will what I saw that time was something else and ur smiling face during that period kept all of us going. I’m very very proud to be your daughter.. love u paa forever and ever and ever. Happy Father’s Day paa @skl644494. Your Rajarajeshwari (sic)," Ankita captioned her Instagram post.

Ankita Lokhande is best known for her role in 'Pavitra Rishta'. The actress played the role of Archana in the TV show alongside the late Sushant Singh Rajput.

Edited By:
Prachi arya
Published On:
Aug 13, 2023