Sidharth Shukla’s death: Actor Sidharth Shukla suffered a massive heart attack on Thursday, September 2. The actor was 40 when he breathed his last. His family took him to the Cooper Hospital where the doctors declared him dead. The actor’s family and fans are in shock and have flooded social media with posts expressing dismay. While the family seemed certain that he died a natural death and suffered a heart attack, Mumbai Police went ahead with a post-mortem following their protocols. Sidharth’s family members have denied any foul play in the actor’s death, refusing the possibility of any conspiracy in the case.Also Read - Sidharth Shukla's Death: Why Are Young People Suffering From Heart Attack at This Massive Rate? Doctor Speaks | Exclusive
The entire film and TV industry mourned the death of the actor and took to social media to express grief. Right from Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn, Akshay Kumar, and Varun Dhawan to his TV colleagues including Rashami Desai, Karan Kundra, and Kapil Sharma among others – everyone seemed devastated with the news. Sidharth’s rumoured girlfriend, Shehnaaz Gill has reportedly been unwell ever since she got to know about him passing away. In an interaction with Aaj Tak, actor Sana Khan mentioned that Shehnaaz would be heartbroken and she can imagine her pain. Later, Shehnaaz’s father, Santokh Singh Sukh also revealed that his daughter is not doing well and she’s inconsolable after the news of Sidharth passing away. Here are the live updates: Also Read - Sidharth Shukla Dies: Mumbai Police Being Extra Careful After Sushant Singh Rajput's Death
09:00 pm: Gauahar Khan penned emotional note for Sidharth Shukla. She wrote, “From me watching you as an audience, to me discovering you as a friend . Thank you @colorstv and #BiggBoss for introducing me to a GEM ! @realsidharthshukla the moments I shared with u taught me how childlike you were , soft hearted , caring , loving , ziddi in the spirit to win in a game , naughtiest in the group , apologetic when u realised ur mistake , gave the best hugs , needed all the pampering to show apnapan , n just the nicest little child in the body of a handsome hunk . Thank tou for sharing so many lovely stories of ur life with me , will remember you through them ! ❤️I truly wish I got more time with you ! I pray that your soul keeps smiling , forever ! Love n prayers , Sid ! 😭💔🌸”. Also Read - Shehnaaz Gill 'Not Fine' After Sidharth Shukla's Death, Says Her Father Santokh Singh Sukh
08: 20 pm: Varun Dhawan, who was Sidharth’s co-star in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, visits his residence. Jasmin Bhasin, Aly Goni, who have just reached Mumbai, also arrive at Sidharth Shukla’s residence to offer condolences.
07: 50 pm: Sidharth Shukla’s post-mortem report will be released on Friday, September 3.
07: 40 pm: Shehnaaz Gill’s brother Shehbaz Gill arrives at the actor’s Oshiwara residence. Shehnaaz was not seen with her brother.
07:30 pm: Rashami Desai, Gurmeet Choudhary reached Sidharth Shukla’s residence to offer condolences to the family.
07:00 pm: Post-mortem of Sidharth Shukla’s body is still going on and will be kept tonight at Cooper Hospital. Tomorrow morning at 9 am, the body will also be handed over to the family. The mortal remains will be taken to the Brahmkumari centre in Juhu, Mumbai and then will be taken to his residence at Oshiwara.
06:30 pm: As mentioned in a report from ABP, the post-mortem report will be out at 7 pm today. The officials are taking time as they don’t want to leave any loopholes.
04:45 pm: DCP Sangram Singh from Mumbai Police says that the post-mortem is underway and they will only release an official statement after receiving the report from the doctors. The process is likely to take another one hour.
04:30 pm: Sidharth Shukla’s trainer from the gym says that he was an extremely fit man who would take the best care of his health, and the news is shocking for everyone because he never seemed ill or unfit in the last few years.
03:40 pm: The post-mortem has begun. While it was being said that there will be a delay in the post-mortem process, the doctors have now begun the process.
03:35 pm: Sidharth Shukla asked her mom for water at around 3:30 am and then went to sleep. He was feeling uneasy since last night. As per the police, he must have died during his sleep. Before taking him to Cooper Hospital, the family called another doctor at the house who declared him dead in the wee hours on Thursday.
03:15 pm: Sidharth’s elder sister to present during the post-mortem as Mumbai Police decides to records the video of the entire process.
02:25 pm: Police confirms that post-mortem will take place but it will take time. Four post-mortems are to be conducted before Sidharth’s post-mortem. The entire process is to be recorded on a video.
02:20 pm: Shehnaaz’s father, Santokh Singh Sukh says that his daughter is not doing well. He tells Spotboye, “I spoke to her. She is not fine. My son Shehbaaz has left for Mumbai to be with her and I will be going later. I am not in the condition to talk right now. I cannot believe whatever has happened.”
02:10 pm: Sidharth Shukla’s friend and Bigg Boss 13 contestants Arti Singh and Shefali Zariwala visit his house to be with his mom, Rita Shukla.
01:39 pm: A priest reaches Sidharth Shukla’s house to begin preparations for the last rites. His mother is still at the house while his sister and brother-in-law are at the hospital.
01:30 pm: Sidharth’s friend from the TV industry and former Bigg Boss contestant Vikas Gupta also reaches Sidharth’s house.
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01:25 pm: Sidharth’s friend from Bigg Boss 13 and colleague, Asim Riaz, reaches his residence in Mumbai. Fans share a video:
01:20 pm: No injuries were sustained on the body of actor Siddharth Shukla. The cause of the death is yet to be ascertained. A team of police is present at the Shukla’s residence for investigation: Mumbai Police
12:55 pm: Sidharth Shukla’s family has denied any conspiracy behind his death. The post-mortem to be conducted post 1 pm.
12:48 pm: Rahul Mahajan expresses his shock. He talks to ABP and says, “We used to work out together. Usko kaisa bhi khana paj jaata tha, bahot fit aadmi tha. Ab body bangayi and ander se heart fail hogya. We used to bond over ‘dharmik‘ talks. He was interested in knowing about spiritualism and wanted to do everything with ease.”
12:40 pm: Sidharth Shukla’s mom, Rita Shukla, hasn’t come to the hospital yet. She is, however, expected to visit the hospital with other family members and close friends.
12:20 pm: The post-mortem is to be conducted after 1 pm. As reported by ABP, the family is waiting for more people to do the last darshan before post-mortem.
12:10 pm: Himanshi Khurana expresses grief and shock. She talks to IndiaTV and says that she couldn’t believe it when she heard the news this morning. She said she called up Asim Riaz and found him shivering as he got to know about the news.
12:00 pm: Along with the Mumbai Police, the CRPF team has also reached Cooper Hospital to prevent any chaos outside the hospital.
11:30 am: Mumbai Police says they are investigating the death and they will only be able to conclude anything after the postmortem.
09:25 am: Sidharth Shukla was brought to the Cooper Hospital. His sister and brother-in-law had accompanied him to the hospital. The doctors found him in an unconscious state and after checking him, they declared him dead.