Madhuri Dixit’s father passes away

Updated: Sep 13, 2013, 16:34 PM IST

Mumbai: Madhuri Dixit`s father, Shankar R. Dixit, died Friday morning. He was 91.

"We`ll miss him but we know he has lived a full life. We thank all those who have offered their condolences and prayers," Madhuri said in a statement.

The funeral was at 12.30 p.m at a crematorium in Oshiwara.

"The actress` father was staying with her. He had been unwell for a while and passed away at their Juhu residence in Mumbai," Madhuri`s manager said.

Subsequently a prayer meeting will be organised in a day or two.

Her contemporary Sridevi took to Twitter to offer her condolences.

"Shocked to hear about your father. My condolences to the entire family. RIP Shri Dixit," she posted.