Mumbai: Actor Boman Irani’s mother, Jerbanoo Irani, passed away on the morning of June 9, 2021. She was 94-years old and succumbed to age-related illness. The 61-year-old actor, Boman, penned an emotional note for his mother with utmost love. In an Instagram post shared on Wednesday, he mentioned how proud he is of his mother and called her ‘Mother Irani.’ The actor also mentioned how Jerbanoo Irani was both his father and mother as his father had passed away six months before Boman Irani’s birth. “Mother Irani passed away peacefully in her sleep early this morning. Jer was 94. She played the role of both mother and father to me, since she was 32. What a spirit she was,” he wrote.
“Filled with funny stories that only she could tell. The longest arm that always dug deep into her pockets,even when there wasn’t much there. When she sent me to the movies, she made sure all the compound kids came with me. ‘Don’t forget the popcorn’ she would say,” the 3 Idiots actor further wrote in the post alongside a beautiful monochrome picture of his mother.
Boman Irani then continued to mention the little things he loves about his mother, “She loved her food and her songs and she could fact-check Wikipedia and IMDb in a flash. Sharp, sharp, sharp, till the very end.”
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In his loving post, Irani further mentioned the life advice she gave him. “She always said ‘You are not an actor for people to praise you. You are an actor only so you can make people smile.’ ‘Make people happy’ She said.”
The actor then ended his note telling how simple his mother was and always found happiness in little things. “Last night she asked for Malai Kulfi and some mango. She could have asked for the moon and the stars if she wished. She was, and always will be…….A Star,” he concluded.
In no time, Irani’s colleagues and actors commented on the post and sent hearts. “So so sorry for your loss. Lots of love,” wrote Mouni Roy. Meanwhile, Tisca Chopra wrote, “She was everything you say and more .. her warmest hug from Mahatma vs Gandhi is still with me .. what a life.”