2 Indians Body, Killed In Istanbul Attack To Reach Mumbai on Wednesday

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Mumbai: Mortal remains of two Indians, Abis Hasan Rizvi and Khushi Shah who were among 39 people killed in the Istanbul terror attack, will be reaching Mumbai on Wednesday morning.

Rizvi and Shah were among 15 foreigners who were killed when a gunman went on a rampage at the waterside Reina nightclub where revellers were celebrating the New Year.

Rizvi, a prominent builder and Bollywood producer, is son of former Rajya Sabha MP Akhtar Hasan Rizvi. Khushi was a fashion designer and had a boutique in Mumbai. Tweeting about it External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote:

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Earlier today, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup had said that Indian envoy in Turkey Rahul Kulshreshth was doing everything possible to send back the mortal remains at the earliest.

“The Ambassador is doing everything to facilitate repatriation of the bodies. We are also facilitating the visas of the family members who want to go there to personally collect the bodies,” he had told reporters.

He said Rizvi and Shah had gone to Istanbul as tourists and they “happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time”.

Sushma had yesterday spoken to families of both Rizvi and Shah and had conveyed her condolences.