Ketki Dave reveals late Rasik Dave ‘never wanted to talk about his illness’

Actor Ketki Dave has spoken about how her late husband, actor Rasik Dave, never wanted to talk about his deteriorating health. In a new interview, she said that Rasik believed that everything would be fine and Ketki asked not to lose hope. Ketki took a trip down memory lane, saying that they met on the sets of a play in 1979 and “liked each other right away.” (Read also | Sarita Joshi Reveals Rasik Dave Was In ICU For 15 Days)

Rasik, known for appearing in Hindi and Gujarati films and shows, died at the age of 65 after a long illness. He had suffered from kidney disease for four years and died Friday night. “Dave had weakness, his blood pressure and kidney problems. He was on dialysis. He was there in the hospital for about 15 to 20 days. On Thursday he was brought home and I met him and he just smiled at me. He died at 7:30 PM hours yesterday,” Sarita Joshi, Rasik’s veteran actor, told PTI news agency.

Speaking to Times of India, Ketki said: “Rasik never wanted to talk about his illness. So we never spoke to anyone about his deteriorating health. He was a very private person and believed that everything would be fine. But deep down, we knew somewhere that he was not well. For the past few days he was telling me how to keep working all the time. I had to open a play and I told him I wasn’t in the mood to work but he kept saying the show I had to keep going and that I would never stop working. Even when he was sick, he kept telling me that everything would be fine and that I shouldn’t lose hope.”

Thinking back to their first meeting, in 1979 on the sets of a play, Ketki said: “We liked each other right away. When we worked together in plays and TV shows, we fell in love and got married in 1983. Rasik was a very down-to-earth , stable and someone who believed in life to the fullest. He would never get bogged down by things and would always motivate me to face the ups and downs of life. Even when we had fights they were healthy because we would work “I can say that 40 years of marriage with Rasik passed happily because he was a person who believed that life should be lived well.”

Rasik is best known for his work in the Hrishikesh Mukherjee directed movie Jhoothi, TV shows like Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka, Mahabharat, Sanskaar – Dharohar Apnon Ki and dance reality series Nach Baliye. Ketki was featured in many movies such as Money Hai Toh Honey Hai and Kal Ho Naa Ho. She is best known for her appearance in the TV show Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Behenein among many others.

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