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Sidharth Shukla death Updates: ‘Khuda hafiz’, Asim Riaz bids his final goodbye with a heartbreaking tweet

Sidharth Shukla death Updates: The Bigg Boss 13 winner was laid to rest in Mumbai on Friday. He died at the age of 40. An initial autopsy report said that no external injuries were found on the body.

By: Entertainment Desk | Bengaluru |
Updated: September 4, 2021 4:42:36 pm
shehnaaz gill sidharth shuklaSidharth Shukla died at 40. (Photo: Sidharth Shukla/Instagram, Varinder Chawla)

Popular TV and film actor Sidharth Shukla died at the age of 40 on Thursday. The actor was laid to rest at a Mumbai crematorium on Friday as hundreds came to pay their last respects. The Bigg Boss actor’s many colleagues including Rashami Desai, Asim Riaz, Aly Goni and Nikki Tamboli also paid their last respects.

The actor was was brought dead to Cooper Hospital on Thursday morning, forensic department head Dr R Sukhdeve had told indianexpress.com. Since the news of his demise, an outpouring of grief and condolences has flooded the internet. He found immense fame after winning Bigg Boss 13.

After hearing the unfortunate news, a number of celebrities and colleagues of Sidharth took to social media to pay their tribute including Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn. Comedian Kapil Sharma tweeted, “Oh god, it’s really shocking n heartbreaking, my condolences to the family n prayers for the departed soul. Om Shanti.” Kriti Kharbanda wrote, “No words. This is just heartbreaking.”

Nimrat Kaur, Himanshi Khurana, Harshdeep Kaur also expressed their grief at the news via Twitter.

Hailing from Mumbai, Sidharth Shukla made his acting debut with the Hindi TV show Babul Ka Aangann Chootey Na in 2008. He got his first major breakthrough after starring in the Colors TV show Balika Vadhu. This was followed by his stint in several reality TV shows, such as Khatron Ke Khiladi, India’s Got Talent and multiple seasons of Bigg Boss. He was the winner of Bigg Boss 13 and recently appeared on Bigg Boss OTT with Shehnaaz Gill.

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16:39 (IST)04 Sep 2021
'Sidharth Shukla was one of the most lively person'

"Dear @ishehnaaz_gill, my heart goes out to u. Words cannot express ur Pure love. May the love of God give u some peace n comfort during this tragic loss. #SidharthShukla was one of the most lively, generous n kind person. May his soul rest in peace," @RiaRevealed tweeted.

13:31 (IST)04 Sep 2021
John Cena pays tribute to Sidharth Shukla
 
 
 
 
 
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Wrestler-actor John Cena shared Sidharth Shukla's picture on Instagram, paying his tribute to the actor.

12:27 (IST)04 Sep 2021
'Khuda hafiz Brother'

Asim Riaz, who had attended Sidharth Shukla's funeral on Friday, has bid his last goodbye to his Bigg Boss 13 co-contestant. The actor-singer tweeted, "KHUDA HAFIZ  BROTHER" with a heartbroken emoji.

10:41 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Hina Khan is 'still coping' with the news of Sidharth Shukla's passing away

Hina Khan said she is still coping with the news of Sidharth Shukla's death. The actor tweeted, "After the past experiences of eternal loss. I am scared shaken and disturbed by the heartbreaking news of my dear friends passing.I am a lil unwell and not in a right frame of mind and still coping to this news just like all of you out there."

09:43 (IST)04 Sep 2021
Jaan Kumar Sanu shares video of Sidharth Shukla: 'This breaks my heart into 1000 pieces'
 
 
 
 
 
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Jaan Kumar Sanu shared a video of Sidharth Shukla on his Instagram account. The video is from Bigg Boss 14 where Jaan was one of the contestants while Sidharth entered as one of the Toofani Seniors.

22:33 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Shehbaz Badesha remembered 'sher' Sidharth Shukla

Shehnaaz Gill's brother Shehbaz Badesha has been around Sidharth Shukla's family ever since his demise.

22:08 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Priyanka Chopra pays tribute to Sidharth Shukla
21:51 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Fans remember 'SidNaaz'
 
 
 
 
 
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Sidharth and Shehnaaz had featured in a promotional video of LOL on Amazon Prime Video.

21:14 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Sidharth and Shehnaaz in Voot film Silsila SidNaaz Ka

Silsila SidNaaz Ka traced Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill’s journey in the Bigg Boss 13 house. The film premiered on Voot on July 22.

20:53 (IST)03 Sep 2021
When Varun Dhawan met Sidharth Shukla inside Bigg Boss 13 house
 
 
 
 
 
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20:27 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Vidyut Jammwal at Sidharth Shukla's funeral
 
 
 
 
 
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Vidyut Jammwal arrived at Sidharth's residence after his funeral.

20:02 (IST)03 Sep 2021
'SidNaaz' on Dance Deewane 3
 
 
 
 
 
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Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill had appeared as guests on dance reality show Dance Deewane 3 recently. The duo's chemistry had left fans happy.

19:41 (IST)03 Sep 2021
'No internal or external injury marks were found on Sidharth’s body'

Talking to Indian Express, the officials at Cooper Hospital said that the samples have been sent to Forensic Science Laboratory and chemical analysis and histopathology report are awaited. No internal or external injury marks were found on Sidharth’s body.

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19:00 (IST)03 Sep 2021
When Sidharth spoke about working with Shehnaaz

Post Bigg Boss 13, Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill featured together in multiple endorsement campaigns and even two music videos. Speaking to indianexpress.com, Sidharth had revealed the reason for them working together.

“I think it’s the fans’ love that keeps bringing us to work together,” the actor had shared.

Read the throwback interview here

18:45 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Sidharth Shukla forcibly sent Rs 20,000 to Pratyusha Banerjee's father

Sidharth Shukla's Balika Vadhu co-star Pratyusha Banerjee died in 2016. Since then, Sidharth has been constantly in touch with her parents and often tried to help them financially.

In an interview, Pratyusha's father shared how Sidharth would often message them on WhatsApp asking about their well-being and if they needed anything. "During this lockdown, he used to constantly message me. I got his last message a couple of months ago. He used to ask in the message 'Uncle, aunty do you need help?', 'Are you guys fine?', 'Can I help in any way?' He had forcibly sent ₹20,000," he was quoted by IndiaToday.

18:30 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Shehnaaz Gill and Sidharth Shukla's family are back home
 
 
 
 
 
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Sidharth Shukla's family and Shehnaaz Gill are back home after completing his last rites.

18:15 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Devoleena Bhattacharjee's last message for Sidharth Shukla

Devoleena Bhattacharjee, who spent some bittersweet moments with Sidharth Shukla in the Bigg Boss house bid her final farewell to the actor. In a tweet, she shared, "Bas khush raho jahan bhi raho. Yaad hai na hanste hue tum aaj bhi mujhe acche lagte ho. Alvida."

18:01 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Sidnaaz video from Bigg Boss OTT goes viral

Sidharth Shukla and Shehnaaz Gill's video from their recent Bigg Boss OTT visit is going viral on social media. In the video, Shehnaaz tells host Karan Johar that boyfriends leave but her bond with Sidharth Shukla is for life.

17:46 (IST)03 Sep 2021
"Your strength is inspiring"

Shehnaaz Gill's co-housemate in Mujhse Shaadi Karoge Mayur Vermalauded her strength through a tweet. He wrote, "I can't imagine how you feel right now, Your strength is inspiring. Stay Strong #ShehnaazGill."

17:30 (IST)03 Sep 2021
Nikki Tamboli will never forget Sidharth's kindness

Bigg Boss 14 contestant Nikki Tamboli had found support in Sidharth Shukla when he played a 'senior' on the show. Sharing glimpses of their journey together, Nikki penned a heartfelt note for him.

"I will never forget your kindness. Nothing is more painful in life as the separation of a jewel💔After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have is happy memories that we’ve shared May God give you eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain 🤍🌹," Nikki Tamboli posted on Instagram.

Sidharth Shukla won a lot of hearts during his appearance on the Salman Khan-hosted show Bigg Boss 13. He won that season and later made a short appearance on Bigg Boss 14 as well.

Sidharth Shukla's last leading role was in the web series Broken But Beautiful 3.

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