Sheetal Jain, who had been working with Amitabh Bachchan and his family closely for over 35 years passed away on June 8, and the last rites were performed at the Pawan Hans Crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai. He was 77. The Bachchan family, Bunty Walia and Rohan Sippy attended his funeral held in Mumbai. All pictures/Yogen Shah
In picture: Amitabh Bachchan paid his condolences to Sheetal Jain's family
Sheetal Jain's demise has come as a shock to many in the Bollywood film fraternity. Sheetal Jain was Amitabh Bachchan's longtime secretary. Jain had been working with Amitabh Bachchan and family for nearly over 35 years. He had also produced Amitabh Bachchan's Bade Miyan Chote Miya.
In picture: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Bunty Walia at Sheetal Jain's funeral
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai took to Twitter to mourn Sheetal Jain's death. He wrote: "Today great friend of movie industry passed away. SHEETAL JAIN n long time secretary to Amitabh Bachchan. I always found Sheetal ji as most humble n profound as Amit ji. He was a man of deep philosophy n compassion as i met him closely. RIP SHEETAL JI. (sic)"
Madhur Bhandarkar too tweeted, "Sad to know demise of Sheetal Jain ji. He was a very humble, soft spoken and gracious person. Film industry will miss him. My condolences to his family and friends."
Anupam Kher wrote, "Saddened to know about the demise of producer Shri Sheetal Jainji. Knew him for a long time as Mr. @SrBachchan's secretary. He was a very dignified and an extremely polite gentleman. May God give his family the strength to deal with this loss." (sic)
Rohan Sippy also arrived to pay his last respects to Sheetal Jain. May his soul rest in peace.
Amitabh Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rohan Sippy and Bunty Walia at Seetal Jain's last rites in Mumbai. We have pictures