Sanjay Dutt per­forms pind daan in Kashi

Hindustan Times (Lucknow) - Live - - Front Page - Sud­hir Ku­mar sud­hir.ku­mar1@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Ac­tor Sanjay Dutt did pind daan for his fa­ther Su­nil Dutt and mother Nar­gis at Rani Ghat here on Tues­day.

The pind daan is Hindu rit­ual aimed at pro­vid­ing re­lief to the de­parted soul.

Dressed in white kurta and pay­jaama, the ac­tor reached Rani Ghat soon af­ter land­ing at Lal Ba­hadur Shashtri In­ter­na­tional, Air­port here. He was ac­com­pa­nied by ac­tress Aditi Rao Hy­dari.

The rit­ual was ac­com­plished un­der the guid­ance of seven priests, in­clud­ing Deepu Ma­haraj and Gopal Ma­haraj.

Dutt had ap­proached priests in Varanasi around a week back for the rit­ual.

“A close friend of the ac­tor con­tacted us for mak­ing ar­range­ments for pind daan. We ar­ranged priests un­der whose guid­ance the rit­u­als were per­formed,” Raju Upad­hyaya, a lo­cal who ar­ranged the rit­ual for Dutt, told HT. Dutt thanked the priests for their guid­ance even as a large crowd turned up at the ghat to catch the glimpses of the ac­tors.

Dutt ac­knowl­edged the crowd by wav­ing his hands and also obliged for self­ies.

PHOTO: RA­JESH KU­MAR

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