Bengaluru: Actress Sumalatha posted an emotional letter on Facebook on the occasion of her 27th wedding anniversary, first one without Ambareesh.

Mandyada gandu, actor-politician Ambareesh died after he suffered a cardiac arrest on November 24. The star couple had played an important role in the Kannada film industry as well as in the life of the actors and the people of Karnataka.

The couple was married on December 8, 27 years ago. A happy-go-lucky Ambareesh had made every anniversary special for Sumalatha.

But this being the first anniversary without Ambareesh, Sumalatha posted an emotional letter expressing her feelings for him and seeking strength to carry on without him.

Here is how Sumalatha wished Ambareesh on their anniversary:

My dearest beloved A..

December 8th...for the 1st time in 27 years you are not beside me on this day..our day..

You were not just the center of my universe..you were my universe , the hand which held and balanced me , the heart which held this amazing love which could reach out to and touch millions , and rested in me, anchoring my heart & mind ..was it 27 years..feels like life began when you loved me , and shone when you smiled..nothing could ever mask the love you had for me , the love which kept me safe & protected against everything enveloping me like a warm blanket in the winter and a huge umbrella in sun & rain .

Wherever you are now..I know you will still look out for me , you will still worry for our son , you will still take care of us . I see your love reflecting in so many eyes around me , blessing me & Abi . I need your strength to calm and mend this broken heart now & carry on , need your grace to make sure we dont let you or your ideals down ever ..need your love so that I live ..I will go forward with the pride you inspire ..of having the privilege of sharing 27 years with this amazing lion-heart & extra-ordinary human..one in a billion ....

be with me forever ,

Shine on us forever

Happy Anniversary