"It isn't far from the time the heavens got the better of her worth and soul. 27 years ago. Remembering someone I never knew," Prateik posted on Twitter on Thursday (December 12, 2013).
"She, the few that make me want to smile, to shine, to make her proud. Got to be her sunshine kid. Got to be your sunshine kid. My angel. Love you," he said.
Known for films like Manthan, Bhumika, Aakrosh, Namak Halaal and Shakti, Smita Patil had married actor Raj Babbar. She died on December 13, 1986 due to complications in childbirth.
Prateik is also an actor and he was last seen on the big screen in Issaq with newbie Amyra Dastur.