Tusshar Kapoor Becomes Dad to a Baby Boy

Tusshar Kapoor is Bollywood’s latest single parent

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Tusshar Kapoor is a dad! (Photo: Yogen Shah)

Actor Tusshar Kapoor has become father to a new-born baby sired via IVF and surrogacy. The baby has reportedly been named Laksshya, and is the first grandchild of the Jeetendra - Shobha Kapoor family. According to a press note, Laksshya is now at home and is in excellent health. The actor apparently had always hinted to friends that he would adopt or have a child through surrogacy before he turned 40. The note also quotes Tusshar saying:

I am thrilled to be a father! The paternal instincts in me have been overpowering my heart and mind for some time now. Therefore, I am thrilled beyond words to have Laksshya, now the greatest source of joy in my life. By the greatness of God and the excellent medical team at Jaslok, parenthood is an option for many, who choose to be single parents.
Tusshar Kapoor

Tusshar’s parents are also overjoyed by his decision:

We could not be more excited to be grandparents to Laksshya, and are completely supportive of Tusshar’s decision.  This is certainly a tremendous blessing, and an exciting time in our lives.  Tusshar is a wonderful son, and he has proven with responsibility, independence, and kindness that he will be a great father to Laksshya.
Jeetendra and Shobha Kapoor

Dr Firuza Parikh, Director of IVF and Genetics at the Jaslok Hospital, said that Tusshar’s decision to be a single parent through IVF and surrogacy will open doors for many others who are keen to have a baby.

I am impressed with Tusshar’s determination to be a father.  He maintained a keen interest in the baby’s health at every stage.   He will surely be a sensitive and nurturing parent. Recently, we have had many single men and women approved for parenthood.  As a public figure, Tusshar’s brave and bold decision will open the field of assisted reproduction making it accessible to not just single parents, but also to many who fervently desire to have a baby.
Dr Firuza Parikh, Jaslok Hospital

Congratulations Tusshar and all the best for your new role as a dad!

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