Taruni Sachdev cremated

The Paa child actor was among 13 Indians who were killed in the Nepal plane crash on May 14

The last rites of child artiste Taruni Sachdev, who passed away in a plane crash in Nepal on May 14, were performed in Mumbai on Wednesday evening. Her body was brought to Mumbai from Kathmandu through cargo along with her mother Geeta’s body at 3pm.

The funeral of Taruni and her mother took place at Santacruz (West) cremation ground at 5.30pm.

Woh bhagwan ki beti thi, bhagwan ke paas chali gayi (She was god’s daughter, she has gone to god),” Taruni’s father told reporters in Mumbai.

Her maternal uncle said: “Apni maa ke saath teerth yatra par gayi thi aur yeh sab ho gaya (She had gone on a pilgrimage with her mother). We are still in state of shock.”

Taruni was among 13 Indians who were killed when an aircraft crashed into a hill while coming in to land at Jomsom in western Nepal.

At 14, she had already featured in almost 50 ads, including a commercial for Rasna, and did a cameo in Paa, apart from featuring in Malayalam films Vellinakshtram and”Sathyam.

No celebrities attended her funeral. But Amitabh Bachchan, who played her school friend in Paa, condoled her death through a Twitter post, and sent a personal letter of condolence to the bereaved family.