On Thursday, Sidharth Shukla’s family released their first statement following his unexpected death. They expressed gratitude to fans and well-wishers for their support and asked for privacy to grieve. They also thanked the Mumbai Police Department for their assistance.
“Heartfelt gratitude to everyone who has been a part of Sidharth’s journey and showered him with unconditional love. It definitely doesn’t end here as he now resides in our hearts forever! Sidharth valued his privacy, hence we request you to allow our family the privacy to grieve,” the statement read.
“A special Thank You to the Mumbai Police force for their sensitivity and compassion. They have been like a shield, protecting us and standing by us every minute of the day! Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers. Om Shanti -The Shukla Family,” it added.
Sidharth, who was 40 years old at the time of his death, died on Thursday. Rita Shukla, his mother, and two sisters survive him. A day later, he was cremated at the Oshiwara crematorium. Initial reports stated he died of a heart attack, but the cause of death has yet to be determined.
On Monday, at 5 p.m., a prayer meeting will be conducted in Sidharth’s honour. His family is organising it, and fans can participate virtually.