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.