Bollywood Producer Abis Rizvi was amongst the 39 people who were killed the horrific terrorist attack on a nightclub in Turkish capital Istanbul on the New Year Eve. A man wearing Santa Clause costume had opened fire on the club on Sunday night, killing 39 and injuring at least 70 others.
The news about Rizvi’s demise was delivered by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who tweeted: "I have a bad news from Turkey. We have lost two Indian nationals in the Istanbul attack. Indian Ambassador is on way to Istanbul. The victims are Mr Abis Rizvi son of former Rajya Sabha MP and Ms Khushi Shah from Gujarat."
Swaraj later informed that the arrangements have been made to fly the parents of the victims to Istanbul.
Abis Rizvi was a Bollywood film Producer. He produced numerous films, but his best known work is his film Roar. He was well known amongst stalwarts of Bollywood film Industry and son of a former Rajya Sabha MP.
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Here are the live updates:
Two Indian nationals lost their lives in Istanbul attack, Abis Rizvi and Khushi Shah. (in pic: Khushi Shah) pic.twitter.com/biruFYiZ1I— ANI (@ANI_news) January 1, 2017
# NCP leader nawab Malik reaches Rizvi house
# Bollywood personality,Freinds start reaching at Abis Rizvi residence at Bandra.Madhur Bhandarkar reaches at Rizvi residence.
# Family in shock, thanks to MEA for making arrangements on a short notice.His body will arrive tomorrow, funeral day after: Abis Rizvi's friend