Losing someone you love, well there isn’t anything more aching, and nothing that leaves you more hollow. The death of a loved one seeps a grief like no other, and time is nothing but a compartment to wallow what one might mistake for is healing. Actor Adnan Siddiqui lost his father two years ago and remembered him in an incredibly touching tribute.
Adnan took to Instagram in an essayed post dedicated to his father on his ‘second death anniversary’
The actor vowed to better himself, and live a life his father would have been proud of, through an ‘honor[ing]’ all that he was. From ‘reading and writing’ to his children, to ‘continuing [his] passion for Urdu poetry,’ Adnan relayed just how loving his father was and ended the ardently rich tribute on a very positive note; the only way to truly cherish someone once they’ve left, is to live a life that would make them proud.
It's Papa's second death anniversary today. I miss him, but increasingly, I want to honour him, and his memory. I want to honour him by continuing to better myself in thought and action. I want to honour him by opening up a life of reading and writing to my kids. A life where my kids bring me their notebooks, or stand in front of me, chest proud and eyes twinkling, to read their essays. I want to honour him by continuing my own passion for Urdu poetry. I don't share my poetry with the world (I already share a lot of myself :)) but I want to continue writing it till whenever the inspiration stays. It is a small but important thing I do for myself. I want to him honour him by continuing to love. And loving not just people. I want to continue loving my work, loving life, loving music. Papa lived to 90, and he lived a rich, full life by God's grace. May we all live to accumulate many happy moments.
Adnan’s post was welcomed with warm embrace, with a few celebrities pouring in their love too, like Sajal Ali
And Hareem Farooq
While others empathized with the actor and his irreparable loss
Many connected to the post with their own personal tragedies
A few left some words of chivalry and courage
And encouraged him to keep plowing on
There were a few who ushered Adnan to share his poetic words he’s been treasuring for so long
Many remembered the actor’s father as the kind man he was
With fans commenting on the resemblance between father and son
And some simply wishing his father Jannat in the afterlife
What did you think of Adnan’s lovely tribute to his Papa?