Shahid Kapoor, Ishaan Khattar's maternal grandmother passes away

Mumbai, Jan 19 (PTI) Actors Shahid Kapoor and Ishaan Khatter's maternal grandmother Khadija Azeem has passed away, the 'Dhadak' star has announced.

Ishaan, half brother of Shahid and son of actors Neelima Azeem and Rajesh Khatter, shared the news in an Instagram post.

'Ammi.. you instilled wit, fire, knowledge, perseverance, purpose and meaning in all of us. Freedom fighter, writer, translator, editor.. sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, friend, confidant - you were so many things and more,' the actor wrote.

'They don’t make them like you anymore. Blessed to have had you in my life. I’ll carry a small piece of your vast presence with me always. You’ll never be forgotten by anybody whose life you deeply impacted,' he added.

The cause of Khadija Azeem's death is yet to be ascertained.

Ishaan also shared some photos of Khadija Azeem, including one with his mother from her childhood years.

The actor's father Rajesh commented on his post, saying, 'An accomplished woman, her zest for life was infectious, she and her husband Anwar Azeem sahib's influence on my life just seeped in organically and somewhere helped in making me the person I am today. Rest in peace Ammi. You will always be in our hearts.' PTI RB RB