Priyanka Chopra Pays Final Respects To Assistant Jiban Patra

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Priyanka Chopra was seen at the funeral of her deceased assistant Jiban Patra.
Priyanka Chopra was seen at the funeral of her deceased assistant Jiban Patra.

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LOS ANGELES: Priyanka Chopra was seen at the funeral of her deceased assistant Jiban Patra.

Reports say that after receiving news of her assistant passing away, Priyanka Chopra helped his family bring the body back to India. Jiban Patra, survived by his wife and two children, 41, was found dead in a Beverly Hills hotel room in the U.S. after a suspected heart attack. He was a part of Priyanka Chopra’s ‘In My City’ team in L.A.

Sources reveal that Jiban was to accompany the actress’ troupe in Vancouver for TOIFA, but he had trouble procuring a visa to Canada. Priyanka Chopra and her mother were seen paying their final respects at the funeral.

The statement from Priyanka Chopra’s official spokesperson stated, “Owing to the situation that this occurred in a foreign country, where no family member was present, there was multiple levels of paperwork and processes that had to be followed to ensure that the matter was handled effectively and in a timely manner. Owing to some delays in paperwork from the family’s end, the repatriation of the body was delayed.”

The statement also read that “All details and financial requirements related to the repatriation was and is being handled directly by Ms Chopra and her team in LA.”