Shilpa Shetty breaks down, Akshay Kumar consoles
Shilpa Shetty’s father Surendra Shetty passed away at his Versova residence on Tuesday following massive heart attack on sleep. He was rushed to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital shortly after the cardiac arrest where the doctors declared him dead.
A source close to the actress said. "Shilpa's father passed away today at around 9 a.m. at his Versova residence. He had a cardiac arrest," the source told IANS.
The last rites of Mr Shetty was done today by his son-in-law and Shilpa’s husband Raj Kundra at Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai.
Close pals of the actress paid their last tribute to Surendra Shetty. Raveena Tandon, Akshay Kumar, 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 broke down in Akshay’s arm while the latter consoles. Abhishek Bachchan was also seen consoling Shilpa.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.”