Shah Rukh Khan said his prayers were with the family of his fan who died at Vadodara railway platform as people swarmed the railway station to catch a glimpse of the actor. Shah Rukh Khan was riding the August Kranti Express from Mumbai to Delhi to promote his upcoming film, Raees. The actor ended his journey in Delhi on Tuesday morning.
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“It’s unfortunate, my prayers are with the family of the deceased (died during commotion),” the actor said at Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin station. One person died and another was left critical on the crowded Vadodara railway platform, teeming with fans of actor Shah Rukh Khan, who arrived on board the August Kranti Express on Monday to promote Raees.
“One of our colleagues was traveling with us. Her uncle came down to see her at Vadodara. He suffered from a cardiac arrest. It was really unfortunate. We started the journey thinking we all will travel, spend time with each other when one of your own loses someone one on a trip like this, it
saddens us all. On behalf of everyone, our prayers and blessings are with the whole family. She has reached there. I just spoke to her. I think the burial is in an hour or half hour. We have some of
our people with the family members there. Hopefully, God will bless her soon,” Shah Rukh told reporters.
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While the actor did not step down from the train, choosing to wave at the crowds and urged them to watch the film on a loudspeaker, fans in Vadodara swarmed the railway platforms since several hours before the scheduled arrival of the train. Cricketers Irrfan and Yusuf Pathan were also present at the Vadodara station to meet the superstar. Despite the incident, a massive crowd turned out at Ratlam and Kota stations. Policemen were deployed to control the fans.
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All lights and love in Valsad. Thank u for welcoming team Raees. pic.twitter.com/0xzP2zIRBE
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) January 23, 2017
Talking about his train ride earlier, the actor said he wanted to cover the maximum cities in the least time and that is why he had chosen train travel. He also said that he was travelling on a train after a long time.
The deceased, Farid Khan Sherani, arrived at the railway platform with his wife and daughter as the family to catch a glimpse of SRK. After the train left, the crowd rushed towards the exit, leading to chaos and a near-stampede. Many people collapsed during the chaos, including Sherani. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.