Priyanka Chopra and her family traveled to Kotayam this week for the burial of her grandmother who is a Catholic and requested to be buried in her family church. However, the church St John’s Attamangalam refused her last wish and told the media, “We could not bury her because after her marriage she lived like a non Christian – like a Hindu. After that she never came back to join us again. If she had given us a petition while she was alive, we would have done everything we could but we can’t help in this after her death.”
Reacting to the refusal, Priyanka told ANI, “The act of church was awful. But we should not concentrate on it. Rather we should look that we lost a family member.” Mary John Akhouri died on June 3. She was 93.
Expressing her disappointment, Priyanka posted this on her social media account.
Rest in peace Nani . #Kerala #FinallyBackHome A photo posted by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on