Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Varun Dhawan broke down on hearing news about the death of his personal driver Manoj Sahu (47).
Manoj, who died of heart attack on Tuesday, was from Kalatangara village of Karanda panchayat under Hindol block in Odisha’s Dhenkanal district. He had been working as a driver for the Dhawan family for a long time.
Manoj was the second son of late Gouranga Sahu. He is survived by his mother, wife, a son and daughter. His daughter is in Plus-II and his son is studying in Class-IX.
After Manoj’s death, his wife, son, daughter and nephew flew to Mumbai on Wednesday and performed his last rites the same day.
According to reports, Manoj died on the sets of a brand shoot at Mehboob studio in Mumbai’s Bandra on Tuesday.
He took Varun to the studio. He complained of chest pain there, following which he was taken to Lilavati hospital immediately. But, doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Manoj was like a family member of David Dhawan in his 26-year-long work life. Varun would take him along with him during overseas tours and used to call him ‘Manoj dada’.
In a programme in 2018, Varun introduced Manoj to the audience and praised him.
Varun posted a hilarious throwback on his Instagram account while grieving his death.
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