Actors, singers express grief over Amritsar tragedy

Actors, singers express grief over Amritsar tragedy
Actors, singers express grief over Amritsar tragedy

Many Punjabi actors and singers, including Diljit Dosanjh and Kapil Sharma, condoled the death of revellers, who were mowed down by a train in Amritsar while participating in Dussehra celebrations.

“I am saddened by the Amritsar train accident. May God give courage to the families of victims and I pray for fast recovery of the injured,” tweeted actor and comedian Kapil Sharma, who hails from Punjab’s Amritsar district.

Famous singer and actor Diljit Dosanjh expressed grief over the tragedy. “Deeply hurt and saddened by the terrible train tragedy in Amritsar. It’s heart-wrenching. My deepest condolences to the families of victims. My prayers with the affected ones for (their) quick recovery (sic),” Dosanjh tweeted.

In another statement on Twitter, Punjabi actor Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, who had unsuccessfully contested 2017 Punjab assembly elections on AAP ticket, said, “My deepest condolences to the families of victims of Amritsar tragedy… Saddened and distressed by death of innocent people …..May Waheguru ji give strength to those who lost their dear ones (sic).”

Actor Gippy Grewal, of ‘Carry on Jatta’ fame, sympathised with the family of the deceased. “Extremely saddened by the train accident in Amritsar. My deepest condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and I pray that the injured recover quickly…. Waheguru ji mehar kario…,” tweeted Grewal.

Singer Ranjit Bawa offered prayers for the fast recovery of injured in the accident. Some of the actors shared helpline numbers on their twitter accounts.

At least 59 people were killed in the accident on Friday evening when Dussehra revellers spilled onto the railway tracks while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy. At least 300 people had gathered at the spot for the Dussehra celebrations. PTI