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Man dies trying to catch a glimpse of SRK in Vadodara
One person died of cardiac arrest when he went to catch a glimpse of Shah Rukh Khan at the Vadodra railway station, teeming with fans of the Bollywood superstar, who arrived here on board the August Kranti Express on Monday to promote his upcoming film “Raees”.
Social activist Farid Khan Pathan of Hatikhana area of Vadodara, who arrived at the railway platform with his wife and daughter as the family was an avid follower of the actor, fell unconscious after suffering a cardiac arrest at the railway platform.
He was rushed to hospital where he was declared dead on arrival, his family members confirmed.
Earlier, reports said he felt suffocated during a stampede at the railway station and then suffered a heart attack.
The police resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd during which some persons sustained minor wounds on their head and face. Two constables of the Railway police also collapsed during the chaos and are undergoing treatment.
BJP leader slams Shah Rukh Khan
BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya on Tuesday slammed Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, even comparing him to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, after the death of a person at the Vadodara railway station during the promotional tour of the actor’s movie “Raees”.
One man — social activist Farid Khan Pathan of Hatikhana area of Vadodara — died, and two others got injured as the crowd went berserk to catch a glimpse of Shah Rukh at the railway station. The actor was en route from Mumbai to Delhi on board the August Kranti Rajdhani Express.
Commenting on the incident, Vijayvargiya on Tuesday told reporters: “If Dawood Ibrahim comes on street, there would be a crowd to see him … You can’t gauge the popularity on the basis of crowd. I will not comment further… People have understood what it means.”
Vijayvargiya also gave the incident a political twist when on Tuesday, he tweeted an image reading: “If one is ‘kaabil’, even a ‘chaiwalah’ can become a Prime Minister. Otherwise even a ‘raees’ born with a silver spoon wears torn clothes.” On January 21, Vijayvargiya tweeted: “Now it’s the turn of the country’s ‘kaabil’ citizens. No ‘Raees’ can take away merit from the ‘kaabil’.”
“The Raees that couldn’t be of its own country is of no good, and we should all support a ‘kaabil’ patriot.”