Funeral for Royal-Hoax Nurse

    (FILES) An undated family photograph of Jacintha Saldanha, the Indian-origin nurse who died after being hoaxed by an Australian radio show trying to reach Prince William's wife in London, is shown to journalists in Shirva town, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) from the southern Indian city of Bangalore, on December 8, 2012. A nurse at the hospital treating Prince William's pregnant wife Catherine was found hanging in her room after taking a prank call from an Australian radio station, an inquest heard on December 13, 2012. Jacintha Saldanha, 46, was found in nurses' accommodation near King Edward VII's Hospital in central London, the hearing was told. AFP PHOTO/STR        (Photo credit should read STRDEL/AFP/Getty Images)


    The funeral of Jacintha Saldanha, the nurse found dead just days after patching through a prank phone call from two Australian DJs, will be held today in India. Saldanha’s family, husband Benedict Barboza and children Junal and Lisha, accompanied her body on the flight back to her home country. The service will take place at Our Lady of Health Church in the town of Shirva, Karnataka, near Mangalore. In a moving tribute Saturday, her children described the “unfillable void” that her sudden death left in their lives. The two Australian DJs responsible for the call were reportedly “shattered” with the news of her death.

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