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Father's Day Special: All about famous dads and their popular children

Following in the footsteps of an illustrious father is a big deal, yet there are plenty of instances in India, when one has not only emulated his dad's deeds yet surpassed them as well. And let us not forget those who may not have followed their father's profession, but have earned a name in some other field. Let us clarify, beyond the ones mentioned here, there are so many successful father-kid duos who have gone places - cricketers Lala and Mohinder Amarnath, actors Raj and Rishi Kapoor, politicians Rajesh and Sachin Pilot, Rajiv and Rahul Gandhi, cricketer MAK Pataudi and actor-son Saif Ali Khan, actors Sunil and Sanjay Dutt and so many others.  And we marvel at their achievements.



Deepika Padukone could have been a champion shuttler like her father Prakash, but she chose to don the greasepaint instead
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Deepika Padukone could have been a champion shuttler like her father Prakash, but she chose to don the greasepaint instead
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Industrialist Dhirubhai Ambani's sons are successful industrialists in their own right, but to be honest up from there, he would cherish the success of his elder son Mukesh who has built on his empire unlike Anil who has been struggling to hold fort
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Industrialist Dhirubhai Ambani's sons are successful industrialists in their own right, but to be honest up from there, he would cherish the success of his elder son Mukesh who has built on his empire unlike Anil who has been struggling to hold fort
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Perhaps the most celebrated writer in Bollywood, Salim Khan (of Salim-Javed duo) is a proud father of arguably the biggest megastar in the country Salman Khan
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Perhaps the most celebrated writer in Bollywood, Salim Khan (of Salim-Javed duo) is a proud father of arguably the biggest megastar in the country Salman Khan
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Yesteryear matinee idol Bishwajeet is a proud father of megastar Prosenjit who has been ruling the Bengali film industry for years
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Yesteryear matinee idol Bishwajeet is a proud father of megastar Prosenjit who has been ruling the Bengali film industry for years
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Tennis legends Ramanathan Krishnan and son Ramesh Krishnan have brought laurels to the country. True to their self, they have set an example for future generations to take the game forward
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Tennis legends Ramanathan Krishnan and son Ramesh Krishnan have brought laurels to the country. True to their self, they have set an example for future generations to take the game forward
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Maverick filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt dotes on her daughter Alia who has earned kudos thanks to her versatile skills as an actor
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Maverick filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt dotes on her daughter Alia who has earned kudos thanks to her versatile skills as an actor
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Needless to say - the Burmans still rule the charts. RD Burman has not only carried forward the legacy of his music director father SD, but has carved his own niche with his iconic creations
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Needless to say - the Burmans still rule the charts. RD Burman has not only carried forward the legacy of his music director father SD, but has carved his own niche with his iconic creations
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If Mulayam Singh Yadav ruled over the Lucknow masnad one, his son Akhilesh too stepped into his shoes as the chief minister for one term. And now, Akhilesh is the face of the Samajwadi Party taking over the mantle from his father
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If Mulayam Singh Yadav ruled over the Lucknow masnad one, his son Akhilesh too stepped into his shoes as the chief minister for one term. And now, Akhilesh is the face of the Samajwadi Party taking over the mantle from his father
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Both Biju Patnaik and his son Naveen are stalwarts in Odisha politics. Naveen, the current CM of the state is the ideal successor to his legendary father whose towering personality as state CM is part of folklore
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Both Biju Patnaik and his son Naveen are stalwarts in Odisha politics. Naveen, the current CM of the state is the ideal successor to his legendary father whose towering personality as state CM is part of folklore
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