The families of taxi driver Mohamed Sayyed, 57, and businessman Salim Sabuwala, 50, knew each other, which is why Salim had hired Mohamed to take him and his family to a dhaba in Bhiwandi to celebrate his son’s exam success on Monday night.
Sayyed’s last rites were conducted on Wednesday afternoon, after which his relatives went to the Sabuwalas’ home at Null Bazaar to pay their respects.
“Mohamed’s daughter returned from abroad, following which his last rites were conducted. Relatives of the Sabuwalas also attended the funeral,” said a relative.
A family friend of the Sabuwalas said, “Salim’s wife and daughters were shocked and deeply saddened on hearing about his death.”