Dev Anand's funeral probably over weekend

Dev Anand's wife and daughter will be leaving for London Tuesday night but the funeral will take place only Dec 9 or 10, his close associate said.

"Dev saab died on Dec 3 and his body was taken to a morgue. There is a rule according to which the body is released after seven days. So most probably his funeral will take place on Dec 9 or Dec 10," Mohan Churiwala, who had been with the legendary actor for two decades, told IANS.

Dev Anand died of cardiac arrest Dec 3 in London. He was 88. His son Suniel Anand was with him.

Dev Anand's wife Mona Anand (screen name Kalpana Kartik) and daughter Devina are flying to London from Mumbai for the last rites. Devina's daughter Gina is staying back in Mumbai.

"After the funeral, there will be a condolence meet here in Mumbai. It will be organised at the Mehboob Studio. It is being organised there because of the sentimental reasons. The studio has his personal make room and which has been kept just like that. It still has his costumes, his make up kit, etc," said Churiwala.

The family would be placing a notice in the papers about the details of the condolence meeting once the date is finalised, he said.

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