Sidharth Shukla funeral: Shehnaaz Gill attends last rites, races towards ambulance

Sep 03, 2021 03:43 PM IST

Sidharth Shukla's funeral was conducted on Friday, a day after he died at the age of 40. His rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill was spotted arriving at the crematorium.

Friends and fans arrived at Sidharth Shukla's residence on Friday, a day after the died at the age of 40. Sidharth's funeral took place today. The actor, best known for his appearance on the popular television show Balika Vadhu and for winning the reality show Bigg Boss 13, was rushed to the hospital on Thursday morning, but was declared dead on arrival. While initial reports suggested that he'd suffered a heart attack, the cause of death is yet to be confirmed.

Shehnaaz Gill leaves for Sidharth Shukla's funeral.(Varinder Chawla)
Shehnaaz Gill leaves for Sidharth Shukla's funeral.(Varinder Chawla)

Visuals of a police 'bandobast' outside the hospital were shared online. News reporters were also present, while an ambulance waited outside. Later, an ambulance took his mortal remains for the last rites. Shehnaaz Gill, his rumoured girlfriend, was spotted arriving at the crematorium.

Actor Arjun Bijlani and models Aly Goni and Asim Riaz arrived at Sidharth's house. Aly and Asim had participated in the same Bigg Boss season as Sidharth. Also spotted arriving were Prince Narula and Yuvika Chaudhary, Nikki Tamboli, Rashami Desai, Rakhi Sawant and others.

"He was brought dead to the hospital some time ago," a senior Cooper Hospital official told PTI. "Initial report indicates that he died of a heart attack. We, however, won't be able to confirm the cause of his death until we complete the post mortem," a senior doctor from the forensic department of the hospital told Hindustan Times.

Sidharth Shukla was last seen in Broken But Beautiful 3, and made guest appearances on Bigg Boss OTT and Dance Deewane 3 with his rumoured girlfriend Shehnaaz Gill.

Also read: Rahul Mahajan says he met Shehnaaz Gill after Sidharth Shukla’s death: ‘She had gone completely pale’

According to former Bigg Boss contestant Rahul Mahajan, who visited Sidharth's house after his death, Shehnaaz had 'gone completely pale as if a storm had just passed by and washed away everything'. He said this to a leading daily. Their Bigg Boss host Salman Khan was among the many Bollywood personalities to condole his death.

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