Kim Kardashian West recently celebrated her 40th birthday with an exclusive island getaway surrounded by her closest friends and family.

The trainee lawyer has now unveiled that her husband, Kanye West, 43, gave her the ultimate gift - a reunion with her father, Robert Kardashian Snr, who died from cancer in 2003.

Kim, who became a global superstar after appearing on Keeping Up With The Kardashians has spoken openly on the show about how the death of her father continues to impact her.

Taking to social media, the businesswoman admitted that she and her family watched the video of Robert "over and over".

Robert Kardashian Snr appeared as a hologram at Kim's birthday

Sharing the news with her followers she penned: "For my birthday, Kanye got me the most thoughtful gift of a lifetime. A special surprise from heaven. A hologram of my dad.

"It is so lifelike! We watched it over and over, filled with emotion."

In the projected image of Robert who died aged 59, he referenced Kim's journey to becoming a lawyer.

Robert acknowledged Kim's journey to becoming a lawyer, following in his footsteps

Robert said: "Happy birthday, Kimberly! You're 40 and all grown up. You look beautiful and just like when you were a little girl.

"I watch over you, your sisters and brother, and kids every day. Sometimes I drop hints that I'm around, like when you hear someone make a big pee fee, or when you make a big pee fee.

"Remember when I would drive you to school in my tiny Mercedes every day and we'd listen to this song together?"

Kim has spoken openly about her dad's passing after he battled cancer

A song then played in the background as Robert danced to the music.

He continued: "I am so proud of the woman that you've become, and all that you've accomplished.

"All of your hard work and all the businesses you have built are incredible. But most impressive is your commitment to become a lawyer and to carry on my legacy.

"It's a long and a hard road, but it's worth it. I'm with you every step of the way.

The reality star recently celebrated her 40th birthday

"The way that you're connecting with our roots and supporting Armenia means so much to me. You are a proud Armenian, and I am a proud Armenian father."

Going on to reference Kim's life as a mum and wife, Robert makes a subtle gesture towards Kanye saying: "The most beautiful thing that I have witnessed is watching you grow your family. You married the most, most, most, most, most genuine man in the whole world, Kanye West.

"You are the most, most, most, most amazing mother to your four beautiful children, and they are perfect.

"Keep doing what you're doing, Kimberley, you are a beautiful soul. Know that I am very proud of you, and I'm always with you."

Before fading away, the hologram says he has built a wall around the Kardashian family and adds that he misses Kourtney, Khloé and his only son, Robert.