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Shah Rukh Khan attends father-in-law’s funeral in Delhi

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with wife, Gauri Khan, attended the funeral of his father-in-law Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibba on Wednesday morning. Filmmaker Karan Johar also accompanied the Bollywood actor.

bollywood Updated: Mar 02, 2016 13:28 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh Khan, with his mother-in-law Savita Chibba, at the cremation of his father-in-law, Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibba at Lodhi Road crematorium in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(Photo: Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times)

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, along with wife Gauri Khan, was at the Lodhi Crematorium on Wednesday morning to pay their last respects to Gauri’s father Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibba who had died a day earlier in the Capital.

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Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and his mother in law, Savita Chhibba at the cremation of his father-in-law, Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibba at Lodhi Road crematorium, Delhi. (Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times)
Gauri Khan arrives at the cremation of her father Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibba at Lodhi Road crematorium on Wednesday. (Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times)

Sources close to the family said Shah Rukh arrived early morning from Mumbai, putting all his work related commitments on hold. Gauri has been staying in the capital for a while to be with her father, who was admitted to Escorts Hospital for more than a week.

Shah Rukh arrived at the crematorium with his mother-in-law Savita Chibba, while Gauri came in a separate car. He was seen comforting his distraught mother-in-law who appeared to be in shock after the sudden demise.”Bahut ro rahi thi aur kuch kha nahi rahe the. Phir unko paani pilaya - khaane ke liye bola. Phir jaake unhone khana khaya,” a source close to the family said.

Shivani Pasrich arrives at Lodhi Road crematorium in Delhi. (Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times)
Senior journalist Rajat Sharma at the cremation of Gauri Khan's father and Shah Rukh Khan's father-in-law, Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibba at Lodhi Road crematorium. (Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times)
Indian film actor, producer Sachin Joshi at the cremation of Gauri Khan's father and Shah Rukh Khan's father-in-law, Colonel Ramesh Chandra Chibba. (Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times)
Politician and chairman of Indian Premier League Rajeev Shukla arrives at the cremation of SRK’s father-in-law in Delhi on Wednesday. (Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times)

While there was no sign of Shah Rukh and Gauri’s children, many close friends were at the venue to be with the family and pay their respects. Filmmaker Karan Johar, actor-producer Sachin Joshi and politician Rajeev Shukla among others were present at the gathering.

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar at the cremation of Shah Rukh Khan's father-in-law. (Photo: Waseem Gashroo/Hindustan Times)

Karan Johar took to Twitter and expressed his sadness. “Death is the only reminder of Life....” he wrote.

Some members from the family argued with mediapersons present at the crematorium to respect their family’s privacy.