Pandit Pandharinath was the father of Shraddha's mother Shivangi Kapoor and her sisters, Padmini Kolhapure and Tejaswini Kolhapure. He was a trained classical singer, and is also the cousin of Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle.
In a series of tweets, Shraddha thanked everybody for extending support to her family during this period.
This is what she wrote on Twitter:
My beloved nana, Pandit Pandharinath Kolhapure, passed away very peacefully a few days ago. He spread magic through his music & greatness.— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 20, 2015
Thank you all for your wishes and messages. Him and my nani taught our family the meaning of being rooted and together.— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 20, 2015
Grand parents are the real treasures of our lives. And when they go...they make sure they leave behind a part of themselves, in you.— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 20, 2015
I feel so blessed to have spent so many years, growing up, with them. The memories will always be the most special treasures...forever.— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 20, 2015
And for all the lucky ones out there who still have their nana-nanis, dada-dadis, give them your time! ??— Shraddha Kapoor (@ShraddhaKapoor) August 20, 2015
The prayer meeting of Pandit Pandharinath Kolhapure was held in Juhu on August 18. It was attended by the family members, and their close relatives including Kay Kay Menon, Samir Soni, Sheeba, Jaya Bachchan, Sanjay Kapoor, Tabu, Akbar Khan, Aditi Gowitrikar, Poonam Dhillon, Padmini Kolhapure, Rajkumar Santoshi, David Dhawan, Sudhir Mishra and Boney Kapoor.
Meanwhile, Shraddha is shooting for Sabbir Khan's Baaghi, which is scheduled to release on April 29, 2016. (Also Read: Tiger, Shraddha Wrap Up 18-Hour Long Shoot For Baaghi)