Sanjay Dutt performs pind daan in Kashi
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.