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Star studded ‘shraadh’ ceremony of Sahara chief’s mother: Akhilesh, Mulayam, Ramdev in attendance

Roy, who is in jail for alleged financial irregularities, was released on parole for four weeks to perform the last rites of his mother.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: May 16, 2016 3:51 am
 subrata roy, subrata roy mother death, sahara mother death, sahara chief mother shraadh, subrata roy mother shraadh, india news Swami Ramdev, Acharya Balkrishna meeting ‘Saharasri’ Subrata Roy Sahara and Smt. Swapna Roy to pay homage to Revered (Late) Smt. Chhabi Roy Ji at Sahara Shaher, Lucknow. Also seen in the picture, Shri O.P. Srivastava, Shri Abhijit Sarkar and Shri Raju Srivastava. Express Photo

A week after actors Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan and a string of ministers were seen personally paying their condolences to Sahara chief Subrata Roy on the death of his mother, the ‘aadya shraadh’ — the first funeral ceremony, conducted on the eleventh day — of Chhabi Roy was marked on Sunday by the presence of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, among other politicians and filmstars.

Roy, who is in jail for alleged financial irregularities, was released on parole for four weeks to perform the last rites of his mother. His parole, which was to expire on June 4, was later extended till July 11.

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Apart from Sahara employees, yoga guru Ramdev and his associate Balkrishna, Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind leader Maulana Mahmood Madani, Haryana MLA Abhay Singh Chautala, and Maninderjeet Singh Bitta, chairman of All India Anti-Terrorist Front, attended the ceremony, which marks the tenth day of Roy’s mother’s death, at Sahara Shaher Auditorium here.

Several from the film industry, including singer Nitin Mukesh, veteran actor Sanjay Khan with his Fardeen Khan and daughter-in-law Natasha Madhwani, comedian Raju Srivastava, were in attendance. Congress Rajya Sabha members Raj Babbar and Pramod Tiwari, SP Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Agarwal and UP minister Abhishek Mishra, also participated in the post-death rituals of Chhabi Roy.



Two days ago, actors Sridevi and Anil Kapoor, director Boney Kapoor, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla, cricketer-turned-politician Kirtivardhan Azad, BJP leader Lalji Tandon as well as cricketer Kapil Dev had met Roy to pay their condolences, said the spokesperson of Sahara.



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    Abhinav Gour
    May 16, 2016 at 5:02 am
    The sc has put this Man in Jail for Looting Poor People and see How Shamelessly these People are Flocking this Mans House
    1. Dharamvir Saihgal
      May 16, 2016 at 5:14 am
      A man is known by the company he keeps.
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        s .mitra
        Jun 13, 2016 at 9:56 am
        What is your opinion?what wrong subrata roy has done to the country or to any people.really Seleucus what a peculiar COUNTRY india is �!!!!
        1. S
          May 20, 2016 at 12:34 pm
          Subrata Roy is certainly going through a rough patch in his life. May god give him the strength to bear every pain in the world.
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            Tripti Mathur
            May 20, 2016 at 10:45 am
            God bless the man and his family going through page of darkens and gloominess, where the eldest ones are no more with them. Guidance and blessing will certainly be missed!
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