The last rites of actor Achala Sachdev was held on Tuesday evening at Vaikunth,off Karve Road. The actor who suffered a respiratory failure passed away on Sunday evening at Poona Hospital and Research Institute.
The funeral was attended by close friends and family. Sachdev’s son Jyotin,a business consultant based in Bethlam,Pennsylvania,flew down to Pune on Monday morning. The funeral was a small affair attended by 40 people. My mother’s property has been handed over to Janseva Foundation, said Jyotin.
Close friends from Desai Eye Institute,Jan Seva Foundation and Bihar School of Yoga were also present. While there was no one from the film fraternity for the funeral,condolences were sent. Ekta Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan both sent their condolence messages. Actor Vidya Sinha had planned to come over,but couldnt make it, said Rajeev Nanda,a close friend of Sachdev.
On Wednesday,her son and family members drove down to Alandi to plant trees in her memory. We planted two mango trees at the Achala Sachdev Institute of Education,Alandi,in her memory and scattered the ashes there, said Jyotin.