Sanjay Dutt visits Varanasi for parents Sunil Dutt, Nargis’ memorial ceremony
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Sanjay Dutt visits Varanasi for parents Sunil Dutt, Nargis’ memorial ceremony

Sanjay Dutt was joined by his co-star Aditi Rao Hyadri in Varanasi where he performed the ‘shraadh’ for his parents.Varanasi

bollywood Updated: Sep 13, 2017 20:31 IST
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Sanjay Dutt performs Pind-daan rituals of his father Sunil Dutt and mother Nargis at Rani Ghat in Varanasi on Wednesday. (PTI)

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt performed ‘shraadh’ (memorial ceremony) for his late parents, actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis Dutt, here on Wednesday.

Sanjay flew into the temple town in a chartered plane and drove to Rani Ghat to perform the ritual, considered auspicious during the ongoing 15-day ‘shraadh’ period, preceding the Navratris. Eight Brahmins performed the puja and helped him do the ‘pind daan’ (symbolic feeding of ancestors).

Sanjay Dutt performs rituals during "Pitrapaksh" in Varanasi. (IANS)

His co-star in the soon-to-be-released Bhoomi, Aditi Rao Hydari, was also present at the rituals.

Sanjay told the media that while his father, while in hospital, had expressed the wish that his shraadh be performed in Kashi, as Varanasi is historically known. “This was very important for our family,” he said.

Sanjay Dutt at Rani Ghat, Varanasi, UP, India on Wednesday September 13, 2017. (Rajesh Kuamr/HT Photo)

A Congress MP from Mumbai, Sunil Dutt had also been a minister in the first Manmohan Singh government before his sudden death on May 25, 2005.

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First Published: Sep 13, 2017 20:31 IST