Akshay, Salim Khan, Abhishek at Shilpa Shetty’s father funeral

Shilpa Shetty and Shamita Shetty’s father Surendra Shetty passed away on Tuesday at his Versova residence and his last rites was performed today. He suffered massive heart attack on sleep and he was declared dead at Kokilaben hospital.

The funeral took place at Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai. Shilpa’s husband Raj Kundra performed the last rites.

As soon as the news broke our, Shilpa’s close pals R Madhavan, his wife Sarita, and Harman Baweja rushed to the actress.

A host of Bollywood celebrities like Raveena Tandon, Akshay Kumar and Abhishek Bachchan along with others paid their last respect to Surendra Shetty. R Madhavan, Parvin Dabas, Preeti Jhangiani, Sophie Choudry were present at the funeral. Sanjay Kapoor, Vikas Kalantri, R Madhavan, Ashish Chowdhry; choreographers and reality show judges Terence Lewis and Ganesh Hegde, and producers Vashu Bhagnani, Ramesh Taurani and Krishika Lulla, fashion designer Surily Goel were among others.

Shilpa Shetty said in a statement after her father’s death, “We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing away of Surendra Shetty, husband of Sunanda Shetty and loving father to Shilpa Shetty Kundra and Shamita Shetty. He took his last breath at home. We request your co-operation and support to respect the family’s privacy at this crucial time.”  

Both the sisters Shilpa and Shamita were very close to their father. Surendra Shetty, who was a businessman by profession was spotted with Shilpa and family in various occasions. He was said to be very health conscious and would go for a walk regularly. He was very close to his grandson, Viaan and would love to spend time with him.