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Kriti, Shraddha at Sushant's funeral

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Last updated on: June 15, 2020 11:24 IST
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Sushant Singh Rajput was cremated in the presence of family and close friends at the Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle, north west Mumbai.

The actor was found hanging in his apartment on June 14. He was 34.

The body reached the crematorium from the Dr R N Cooper Municipal General Hospital, Juhu, around 4.15 pm.

Though it rained heavily, friends joined the actor's final journey.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Casting director Mukesh Chhabra, who helmed Rajput's last film Dil Bechara, was among the first ones to arrive at the crematorium along with Sushant's Raabta co-star Kriti Sanon.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

The actor's Chhichhore co-stars Shraddha Kapoor and Varun Sharma and film-maker Abhishek Kapoor, who directed him in his big-screen debut Kai Po Che! as well as Kedarnath, were also present during the funeral.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Sushant's Kai Po Che! co-star Rajkummar Rao.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Rajkummar with Producer-Director Dinesh Vijan, who directed Sushant in Raabta.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Ranveer Shorey.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Pooja Chopra.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Producer Bunty Walia, right.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Sushant Singh Rajput's father Krishna Kumar Singh.

Photograph: PTI

Sushant's television mentor Ekta Kapoor.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Also present were Vivek Oberoi, Randeep Hooda, Prateik Babbar and singer Udit Narayan.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Earlier in the day, Sushant's friend Rhea Chakraborty visited the Cooper hospital. Rhea was also present at the funeral.

According to a source, only family and select friends were allowed inside the crematorium in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

 

 

IMAGE: Earlier in the day Sushant's father (in blue) arrives in Mumbai. Photograph: PTI

Meanwhile, the provisional post mortem report revealed that the cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging, Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Trimukhe said.

The actor had been living with two cooks and a house help.

IMAGE: Mourners at Sushant's funeral. Photograph: ANI/Twitter

No suicide note has been recovered from his home, the police said.

The post mortem was conducted at the Cooper Hospital in Mumbai.

IMAGE: An ambulance outside Sushant's Mumbai home. Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Niraj Kumar Singh 'Babloo', one of Sushant's relatives, accompanied Sushant's father from his hometown Patna to Mumbai.

If required, the BJP MLA said an investigation would be ordered into the actor's death.

"We still can't believe that he is no more. If needed, we will ask for investigation," Singh told reporters outside Sushant's home in Patna.

 

Video: Sushant's father leaves Patna for Mumbai.

With inputs from PTI and ANI

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