Tollywood actor Nikhil Siddharth who gained popularity for his films like Happy Days, Swamy Ra Ra, Karthikeya, Surya vs Surya, Kirrak Party lost his father on Friday. Nikhil’s father Shyam Siddhartha who has been suffering from Cortico Basal Degeneration for the past eight years has died at a private hospital in Hyderabad. Nikhil is devastated over his father’s sudden demise and penned an emotional note on his Instagram handle saying-
“Devastated that My father Shyam Siddhartha Passed away yesterday. He was a Good Man who mentored and taught thousand of students, Guided many in their Careers and always did his best to keep people around him happy. An Avid Movie Buff who was a huge fan of the Greats NTR & ANR , his dream was to see me someday on the silver screen. His motivation and unwavering support have made me what I am today. From a Boy he worked his way educating himself and working non stop to give us a good life. A state topper from JNTU Electronic Engineer, he only believed in Hard Work. But when his time came to Enjoy the fruit he was struck by a Rare Disease. CorticoBasal Degeneration… The last 8 years he has fought it, doing his best to stay for us, ably supported by my mother and Family. However yesterday he breathed his last. Hope you find peace wherever you are Daddy. We Love you and Miss you a Lot. Not a day will pass without us thinking about you. Our Cross road movie and Biryani Outings, Long drives to distant places, Summers in Mumbai… will miss them all. I want to say that I am always proud to be Your son. Hope we meet again daddy. Ur Nikki nanna”.