Priyanka Chopra and her mother at assistant Jiban Patra’s funeral
Date: Thu, Apr 25, 2013 08:45:05 GMT
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Priyanka at Jiban Patra's funeral
Priyanka Chopra attended the last rites of her assistant Jiban Patra in Malad on Tuesday. The actress along with her mother Madhu Chopra paid a visit to the family of the deceased crew member. Patra recently died in the US.
Jiban Patra, Priyanka Chopra’s make-up man, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel room on April 7. He accompanied the actress while she was in LA working on her music album.
It’s learnt that the actress cancelled all her commitments when she came to know that Jiban’s body has arrived at his home. Dressed in white chikankari suit, the grieving actress attended the funeral and stayed back till the family completed the last rites. The actress consoled Jiban Patra’s widow, and reportedly promised financial support for the children.
Earlier, after the news of Patra’s death came, the actress had tried hard to get her assistant’s body back home. She remained in the US for three days to finish the formalities, and also made sure that money was given to complete the paperwork to get back the remains of the crew member, before herself returning to India. However, there were reports that Jiban’s family didn’t get much support from the actress.
Priyanka Chopra’s spokesperson has denied such reports and said, “Our deepest condolences go out to Mr. Patra's family. Our aim throughout was to ensure that Mr. Patra’s remains were brought back to his family at the very earliest.”
Jiban Patra had worked with actresses like Tabu and Aishwarya Rai in the past. He was a part of Priyanka’s crew for quite some time now.