Priyanka Chopra, Karanvir Bohra, Athiya Shetty, Lara Dutta and others pay condolences on Veeru Krishnan’s death


Actor-dance guru Veeru Krishnan, best known for his roles in Raja HindustaniDulhe Raja,  Akele Hum Akele Tum and Ishq, died on Saturday. A report by news agency PTI said that his last rites were performed at suburban Santacruz.

Veeru Krishnan

Among those who took to social media to pay their condolences were Priyanka Chopra, Lara Dutta and former Bigg Boss contestant Karanvir Bohra. Sharing a tweet on Krishnan’s death, Priyanka wrote on Twitter, “You taught me to dance when I was two left feet. Your patience and passion for dance was so infectious that each one of us not only learned Kathak, but so much more from you. You will always be remembered Guruji.”

Karanvir agreed with Priyanka and shared his own experience of learning Kathak dance from him. He wrote on Twitter, “So true
@priyankachopra we will miss his #chilla days…. Sand the #pooja days.” Karanvir also took to Instagram to share a video of his dance training by Krishnan. He wrote, “I’m really sad to state that my darling Guruji #panditvirukrishnan has left for his heavenly abode…I was going to put up a post on teachers day thanking him and other teachers, little did I know that this angel will leave his body and I will never get to see him. We have learnt so much from him. Teachers like him were very few.”

Sunil Shetty’s daughter Athiya Shetty also wrote, “omg, so sad and shocked to hear this. RIP guruji ✨?? thank you for teaching us— hard work, discipline and to truly love the form of Kathak.”

Lara Dutta’s tribute read, “This is very sad news indeed. Prayers and heartfelt condolences to Guruji’s family. He really was an institution & his passion for kathak and patience with his students made him an exemplary teacher. #RIP ”