Shilpa Shetty visits Maha Kumbh

By HT

Lending a whiff of glamour to an otherwise solemn and austere affair, Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty and NRI business tycoon Srichand Hinduja paid a surprise visit here this evening on the inaugural day of the Maha Kumbh congregation. Shetty, along with her her parents, and Hinduja who was
accompanied by some family members, took part in a special prayer organised at the camp of Swami Chidananda Saraswati, founder of Rishikesh-based spiritual organisation Parmarth Niketan.

Sources in the Parmarth Niketan said the Swami had organised the prayer, with a view to raising awareness about rising pollution in the Ganga, at his camp in Arail on the outskirts of the city overlooking the holy Sangam where millions of devotees and ascetics of various orders have been taking a dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti since early morning.

The 55-day-long congregation is likel