Aneesh Bhanot, brother of Neerja Bhanot, passed away on Saturday (June 12). Neerja Bhanot was the flight attendant, who sacrificed her life while saving passengers from terrorists on board a hijacked flight in 1986. Sonam Kapoor, who played Neerja in the hit biopic, took to her Instagram account sharing an emotional tribute after Aneesh's passing.
Sonam Kapoor shared a picture with Aneesh Bhanot and wrote, "Om Shanti . Rest in peace Aneesh Bhanot. Thank you for everything. 🙏 #neerja #neerjabhanot." The two in the picture can be seen hugging outside a venue.
According to a report in Tribune, close family members revealed that Aneesh, who was 62 was on his way back home from a walk when he collapsed at the entrance gate. He reportedly suffered from heart ailments.
Aneesh was known as a philanthropist and authored books on her sister's life, including 'Neerja Bhanot - The smile of courage' and 'The Neerja I knew'. Notably, Aneesh survived by a son, brother Akhil and other family members.