Shatrughan not to attend PM function due to family tragedy

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha today said he would not be able to be with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his programme in Patna and Hajipur tomorrow due to a tragedy in his family.

“I’ll not be able to make it to the PM function in Patna and Hajipur on March 12 due to personal and unavoidable reasons,” Sinha told PTI here over phone.

Sinha’s elder brother Bharat Sinha’s former wife Sheela Sinha was yesterday found hanging at her residence in Gurgaon. She had been separated from Bharat, a London-based doctor, for the past 25 years.

“The entire family is drowned in sorrow over the incident and due to the tragedy, I will not be able to come for the function,” Sinha, BJP Lok Sabha member from Patna Sahib, said.

The PM is scheduled to attend the closing function of centenary celebration of the Patna High Court and would later go to Hajipur for a Railway function.

The Patna High Court falls under Parliamentary constituency of Sinha.

Sinha’s name was prominent in the advertisement given by the East Central Railway (ECR) regarding its function.