MUMBAI: Popular TV and film actor Sidharth Shukla was laid to rest at a Mumbai crematorium on Friday as hundreds came to pay their last respects.
The Bigg Boss star’s many colleagues including Rashami Desai, Asim Riaz, Aly Goni and Nikki Tamboli also paid their last respects.
The actor was was brought dead to Cooper Hospital on Thursday morning, forensic department head Dr R Sukhdeve said. Since the news of his demise, an outpouring of grief and condolences has flooded the internet. Shukla found immense fame after winning Bigg Boss 13.
Sidarth Shukla’s mother said that he had gone for a jog the previous night and had complained of ‘chest discomfort’ around 3 am in the morning.
After hearing the unfortunate news, a number of celebrities and colleagues of Sidharth took to social media to pay their tribute including Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn.
Comedian Kapil Sharma tweeted, “Oh god, it’s really shocking n heartbreaking, my condolences to the family n prayers for the departed soul. Om Shanti.” Kriti Kharbanda wrote, “No words. This is just heartbreaking.”
Bigg Boss 14 contestant Nikki Tamboli had found support in Sidharth Shukla when he played a ‘senior’ on the show. Sharing glimpses of their journey together, Nikki penned a heartfelt note for him.
“I will never forget your kindness. Nothing is more painful in life as the separation of a jewel💔After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have is happy memories that we’ve shared May God give you eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain 🤍🌹,” Nikki Tamboli posted on Instagram.
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