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Actor Sidharth Shukla cremated, devastated Shehnaaz Gill runs shouting his name

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Mumbai: Leaving everyone in shock and despair, actor Sidharth Shukla set on his final journey as his mortal remains were cremated this afternoon in Mumbai’s Oshiwara crematorium. The ‘Bigg Boss 13’ winner suffered a massive cardiac arrest on September 2 and was declared brought dead upon reaching the Cooper Hospital in Mumbai.

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The incident has left fans and industry peers heartbroken. While, his rumoured girl friend Shehnaaz Gill was seen in an inconsolable state and calling out his name as she ran towards the ambulance carrying late actor’s body. Shehnaaz arrived at the Oshiwara crematorium with her brother Shehbaaz Gill for Sidharth’s last rites. Heart-breaking photos of celebs like Asim Riaz, Arti Singh, Abhinav Shukla, Shefali, Jaan, and others, surfaced from the funeral site.

The actor’s autopsy was completed by a team of three doctors last night at a Mumbai hospital and “no injuries were found”, sources said, adding that a viscera analysis will establish the cause of his death.

Instead of bringing Sidharth’s mortal remains home, the late actor’s family and relatives have arrived directly at Oshiwara crematorium to carry out his last rites.

The viscera samples of the 40-year-old TV and movie actor’s have been sent for a chemical analysis. “A histopathology will be done and only after that the cause of death will be clear,” said the sources.


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Sidharth Shukla was brought to Mumbai’s Cooper Hospital around 10:30 am on Thursday by his family. He was brought dead, said the hospital.

According to his friends, Sidharth Shukla had complained of uneasiness on the previous night. He took something to eat and drink and went back to bed. When he did not wake up in the morning, the family doctor was called; the doctor advised the family to take him to hospital immediately.

The actor’s family issued a statement through his public relations team requesting the media to “give his family and loved ones space and let them grieve”.

“We are all in pain. We are as shocked as you are. And all of us knew Sidharth was a private person, so please respect his privacy, his family’s privacy. And please pray for his soul to rest in peace,” it said.

For the unversed, Sidharth Shukla began his career as a model and made his acting debut with a lead role in the TV show ‘Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na’. He appeared on shows such as ‘Jaane Pehchaane Se… Ye Ajnabbi’, ‘Love U Zindagi’ before hitting the big time with blockbuster show ‘Balika Vadhu’. His popularity soared after he won reality show ‘Bigg Boss 13’. One of his last public appearances was on the sets of the ongoing ‘Bigg Boss OTT’. He also participated in ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa 6’ and ‘Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi 7’. Sidharth was also seen in Karan Johar-produced ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’, in 2014.

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