Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit’s father Shankar Dixit passed away in his sleep last week at the age of 91. A prayer meeting in his memory was organized by the Dixit family and was held on September 16, 2013, at Iskcon Temple in Juhu area, Mumbai.
The meeting was attended by many Bollywood celebrities, including Rani Mukerji, Aishwarya Rai, Pamela Chopra, Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Sonali Bendre, Asha Parekh, Aarti Chhabria, Poonam Dhillon, Huma Qureshi, Jackie Shroff, Indra Kumar, Sooraj Barjatya and Boney Kapoor. The condolence meeting was also attended by the famous actress herself, along with her husband Dr. Sriram Nene and their sons, Arin and Ryan.
Madhuri on the social networking site tweeted, ” Thank u for standing by me and giving support. Our family is coming to terms with the loss. His memory lives on in our hearts (sic)”. The ‘Dhak Dhak’ actress was shooting the reality show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ when she received the tragic news and immediately rushed to be with her family at home.
The ‘Aaja Nachle’ actress belongs to a Marathi Brahmin family and she married to Dr. Nene who also belongs to a Marathi Brahmin family. The actress studied to become a microbiologist and is a trained Kathak dancer.
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