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Paa child artist Taruni Sachdev cremated

May 17, 2012 13:31 IST

Taruni Sachdev and Amitabh Bachchan in PaaThe mortal remains of child artist Taruni Sachdev and her mother Geeta, who were killed in the Nepal plane crash, were consigned to flames at a crematorium in Mumbai.

The deceased duo were brought here from Kathmandu last afternoon following which the last rites took place at the Santa Cruz cremation ground, in suburban Mumbai, at around 5.30 pm.

The two were among the 15 people killed in the Nepal plane crash on Monday, May 14.

"We are still in state of shock...don't know what to say. I feel she was god's daughter, and has gone to God," Taruni's father told reporters.

The 14-year-old artist is best remembered for her role as Auro's (Amitabh Bachchan) friend in the National Awarding winning film Paa.

Though no celebrities attended the funeral, Vidya Balan, who essayed the role of Bachchan's mother in Paa, said, "I don't know how to react to wake up to a news of Taruni passing away. It is very unfortunate for any parent to lose their child. I really pray to God to give strength to her father to cope with this.

"I remember Balki (director of Paa) used to say that she (Taruni) is like a mature actor and you put her in any situation she will manage it," the actress said.

Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan also condoled her demise on micro-blogging site Twitter.

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