Sanjay Dutt has refused to be the recipient of a dead fan’s bank savings and valuables and said that he never met her. Nishi Harishchandra Tripathi, a Mumbai-based woman and a fan of Dutt’s films, died aged 62 in January this year.
Last month, the bank informed Sanjay Dutt that Tripathi had made him the receiver of her money and valuables. Sanjay Dutt told the bank that he was “deeply overwhelmed by the gesture of the fan” but waived his right to her money.
Sanjay Dutt’s lawyer Subhash Jadhav stated that Dutt was surprised when the bank informed him that Tripathi had made him the nominee of her savings and safe deposit locker valuables. He said they had no idea of the worth of her savings, as the bank had provided no such information.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that Tripathi died from a terminal illness and was survived by her 80-year-old mother and three siblings. The family lived in an apartment in an upmarket neighborhood in Mumbai.