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Actress Mithila Palkar, in a new Instagram post for opened up about the time when her 93-year-old grandfather tested positive for COVID-19.

Actress Mithila Palkar grand-parents are not dead as rumoured but her grand-father according to her tested positive to Covid-19 and is still in a stable condition.

According to her statement on the Official Humans of Bombay Instagram page:

She said – “struggled explaining the pandemic to Bhau, my grandfather. He had a hundred questions–‘Why aren’t you going out?’, ‘How will you work?’ So I explained, ‘We won’t go out. We’ll all be together.’ He was happy I’d be spending more time with him.
But it was easier said than done. After his health scare last year, Bhau was mostly confined to 4 walls. But due to the lockdown, he was robbed of his morning newspaper, the vitthal temple’s aarti & chats with our neighbours.

Bhau had a nanny for help; another maid helped Mumma, my grandma–I prohibited them from stepping out. Twice a week, I’d buy groceries. Bhau is 93 & diabetic–I didn’t want to take any chances. So, I didn’t hug them or enter the kitchen.
But both my grandparents became anxious. Bhau loves a full house & even though he can’t hear properly, he’d just look at everybody chat & smile. And now, even my Masi wasn’t able to visit us. To distract Bhau, I’d play chess with him & he’d tell me his childhood stories.
A few weeks back, our help went to the market & later, developed a fever. Even before we got her COVID results, Bhau got a high fever. ‘I don’t want to scare you but it might be what you think it is,’ Bhau’s doctor said. Bhau & our help tested positive.
Bhau was surprisingly calm. But when I told him that Mumma & I’d be moving to Masi’s, he was shattered. For the last 65 years, Bhau & Mumma have never been apart–just seeing us around reassured him. But we couldn’t risk Mumma’s health, so I lied that Mumma had to go to the doctor.
Over the next 10 days, he’d call us 3-4 times a day & ask–‘Is Mumma fine?’, ‘When are you coming to meet me?’ Mumma’s very strong; but I knew she wanted to be reunited with Bhau.

Miraculously, Bhau recovered–10 days later, he tested negative. When Mumma & I moved back, he almost ran towards her with a smile & touched her head affectionately. Bhau & I hugged each other tightly.
It’s been an emotional rollercoaster but the silver lining is that we got to spend a lot of time together. We’ve become closer; I’ve learnt to read their silences. And he keeps saying to me, ‘I’m at least going to hit a century; not going to leave you so soon!”

 

 

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“I struggled explaining the pandemic to Bhau, my grandfather. He had a hundred questions–‘Why aren’t you going out?’, ‘How will you work?’ So I explained, ‘We won’t go out. We’ll all be together.’ He was happy I’d be spending more time with him. But it was easier said than done. After his health scare last year, Bhau was mostly confined to 4 walls. But due to the lockdown, he was robbed of his morning newspaper, the vitthal temple’s aarti & chats with our neighbours. Bhau had a nanny for help; another maid helped Mumma, my grandma–I prohibited them from stepping out. Twice a week, I’d buy groceries. Bhau is 93 & diabetic–I didn’t want to take any chances. So, I didn’t hug them or enter the kitchen. But both my grandparents became anxious. Bhau loves a full house & even though he can’t hear properly, he’d just look at everybody chat & smile. And now, even my Masi wasn’t able to visit us. To distract Bhau, I’d play chess with him & he’d tell me his childhood stories. A few weeks back, our help went to the market & later, developed a fever. Even before we got her COVID results, Bhau got a high fever. ‘I don’t want to scare you but it might be what you think it is,’ Bhau’s doctor said. Bhau & our help tested positive. Bhau was surprisingly calm. But when I told him that Mumma & I’d be moving to Masi’s, he was shattered. For the last 65 years, Bhau & Mumma have never been apart–just seeing us around reassured him. But we couldn’t risk Mumma’s health, so I lied that Mumma had to go to the doctor. Over the next 10 days, he’d call us 3-4 times a day & ask–‘Is Mumma fine?’, ‘When are you coming to meet me?’ Mumma’s very strong; but I knew she wanted to be reunited with Bhau. Miraculously, Bhau recovered–10 days later, he tested negative. When Mumma & I moved back, he almost ran towards her with a smile & touched her head affectionately. Bhau & I hugged each other tightly. It’s been an emotional rollercoaster but the silver lining is that we got to spend a lot of time together. We’ve become closer; I’ve learnt to read their silences. And he keeps saying to me, ‘I’m at least going to hit a century; not going to leave you so soon!’ #internationaldayofolderpersons

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Palkar was born on 12 January 1993 into a Marathi family.She initially lived in Vasai with her parents but she and her sister later moved to live in Dadar with her maternal grandparents due to inconveniences in travelling. She comes from a family with no actors, and her grandfather initially did not approve of her decision to act.

Her sister holds a PhD in Neuroscience and lives in Los Angeles. Palkar first acted while in Class VII in an inter-school drama competition. She admits being a “nerd” but was always active in dramatics, dancing and singing during her school days at IES’s Modern English School, Dadar.

She pursued science in higher secondary but chose to pursue a Bachelors of Mass Media (BMM) at MMK College, Bandra, after that to be involved with films and theatre.

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