Udupi: Jacintha to be Laid to Rest at Shirva Church on Dec 17

Inchara Udupi
Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi

Udupi, Dec 15: The last rites of Jacintha Saldanha, the Mangalore-born nurse in London who allegedly committed suicide last week, will be held at Shirva here on Monday December 17.

The mortal remains will reach Mumbai from London on Saturday December 15, and then to Mangalore on Sunday December 16 evening.

On Monday, a public homage will be held at 3 pm at Our Lady of Health Church, Shirva, and at 4 pm the last rites will be performed.

Jacintha's husband Benedict Barboza and children Junal and Lisha are accompanying the body.

Preparations are on at Shirva Church in full swing ahead of the arrival of the body and the funeral. Jacintha's family too is preparing to receive the mortal remains. A bevy of mediapersons from around the world is expect to descend on Shirva on the day of the funeral.

"The coffin will be kept in Mangalore for the night at a mortuary or a place the family will decide. The place could also be the residence of Jacintha's mother, who lives in a suburb of Mangalore with her son and another daughter," said Udupi superintendent of police Dr Boralingaiah.

Security arrangements are being made in Mangalore and at Shirva to maintain law and order and ensure no untoward incident takes place.

"We estimate about 5,000 people to attend Jacintha's funeral at Shirva, including VIPs and local officials. The coffin will first be taken to the local church for mass and then to the Catholic cemetery for burial," said Boralingaiah, quoting the family.

Mangalore diocese vicar general Fr Dennis Prabhu and Mangalore Bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D'Souza will hold a prayer service at Rosaio Cathedral on Sunday evening where both the families, their relatives and friends will be present.

Jacintha who was working as nurse at King Edward VII hospital in London was found dead two days after she fell prey to a prank call by Australian radio presenters Mel Greig and Michael Christian who pretended to be the Queen and Prince Charles, and elicitated private information about the health condition of pregnant Kate Middleton who was admitted in the hospital. Jacintha transferred the call to another nurse who gave the information to the presenters.

Autopsy reports confirmed that Jacintha committed suicide by hanging at her staff quarters. She left behind three suicide notes, in which she criticized the hospital's treatment of her over the prank call, and disclosed how she was struggling to cope with the prank call in another note. In the third note, she gave instructions on her funeral arrangements.


  • Jacintha Saldanha's Body Flown to India, Funeral on Dec 16 at Shirva
  • Jacintha's Suicide Notes Reveal her Pain and Anger over Prank Call
  • Jacintha Case : Autopsy Report Confirms Nurse Committed Suicide, 3 Notes Found
  • Mangalore Expresses Solidarity with Jacintha's Family, Pays Rich Tributes
  • Udupi: Oscar Meets Jacintha's Family, says Body to be Brought Home Soon
  • Family Suspects 'foul play' in Jacintha's Death in London
  • Jacintha Case - Moily Writes to Salman Khurshid, Calls for Quick Action
  • Jacintha Case - Mangalore Diocese Urges Indian Govt's Intervention
  • We're Heartbroken, say Australian RJs who Spoke to Indian Nurse
  • As Condolences Pour in, Jacintha's Husband, Children Speak of Tragic Loss
  • Jacintha Case - Aussie Radio Station Feels the Heat, UK's Nursing Community in Shock
  • Jacintha Saldanha's Family in Grief After Prank Call Leads to her Death

    Comment on this article


      Sun, Dec 16 2012

      Rest in peace jacintha, we all love you AND MISS YOU.

      DisAgree Agree [1] Reply Report Abuse

    • Saritha D'Souza, Mudarangady/Sharjah

      Sun, Dec 16 2012

      May your soul rest in peace.You devoted yourself to nursing profession. Jecintha, you will remain in everyone's heart as the best and most caring nurse in this world.

      DisAgree Agree [3] Reply Report Abuse

    • Lily Grace D'Silva, Padil,Mangalore/Dubai

      Sun, Dec 16 2012

      Dear Jessy, we may not know each other but I felt the stressful situation you faced and could not even tell to anyone. May the merciful God our Father, stretch out His Hand to you and take to the Garden of Peace. May God bring justice to your loving husband,children and family. Eternal Rest Grant unto Jessy O Lord, may your Perpetual Light Shine upon her and may her soul rest in peace. Amen

      DisAgree Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

    • joegonsalves, Mangalore

      Sun, Dec 16 2012

      Here is a heart rending story (an account) of Jacintha Barbosa - nee Saldanha a well known and well accepted person of Indian Origin. Hailing from Dakshina Kannada District she had her early Nursing education and qualifications from an Institute of repute in Mangalore viz Father Muller's College of Nursing. Her appointment at The Royal Nursing Institute is not surprising as she was one of the best in her profession as is stated by Father Peter Noronha who was the director of Father Muller's Institutions when Jacintha was doing her studies.

      Now the important question is could Aussie Radio Station accept a version from Mel Grieg and Michael Christian without authentication. Again what kind of retribution will done by those responsible for her death?

      It is sincerely hoped that the guilty are punished and made an example to others.

      Joe Gonsalves

      DisAgree [3] Agree [7] Reply Report Abuse

    • christine , bendore/kuwait

      Sun, Dec 16 2012

      rest in peace jacintha, we love you.

      DisAgree [2] Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

    • kenneth , Karnataka Nurses Forum, Bangalore

      Sun, Dec 16 2012

      Our heartfelt condolences. May her soul rest in peace. May the almighty give strength to her family.

      DisAgree Agree [6] Reply Report Abuse

    • THERESA LOBO, Mukamar-Sharjah

      Sun, Dec 16 2012

      I read all the articles on Daiji and other news. I am really very sad. Life God gave and Jacintha gave her life to God. I am sure she is at peace now in heaven rejoicing with all the angels around. May God give strength and courage to her husband and children and her near and dear ones to bear this loss. MAY HER SOUL REAST IN PEACE.
      Thank you Daijiworld for such a detailed coverage.

      DisAgree Agree [4] Reply Report Abuse

    • Juliet Mascarenhas, Bejai/Mangalore

      Sun, Dec 16 2012

      Every beginning has an end. Every birth ends in death. There should be a cause for the death. It could be natural or UN-natural. They are numerous. Tragedy- suicide, murder, accident. sickness,old age etc etc
      It is all well planned. It was Jacinthas destiny to die in London with a tragic incident.NO one can fight against the almighty to get back her life.We have to surrender to his wish.
      Jacintha's name will remain immortal as she created history.
      She will be rejoicing in paradise.

      DisAgree [3] Agree [7] Reply Report Abuse

    • Blaan Mendonca, USA

      Sun, Dec 16 2012

      Junal said: “In times of difficulty you showed us the way forward to happiness and success. Your priority for us was a good education and a bright future.
      "You worked tirelessly to give us everything that we have today. When we achieved good grades and merit, your pat on our backs encouraged us more.”
      Lisha said: “We will miss your laughter, the loving memories and the good times we had together. The house is an empty dwelling without your presence.
      “We are shattered and there’s an unfillable void in our lives. We love you mum, sleep in peace and watch over us until me meet again in heaven. We will always love you and keep you close to our heart.”

      DisAgree [5] Agree [20] Reply Report Abuse

    • Naveen dcosta, Kirem / China, Hangzhou

      Sat, Dec 15 2012

      Very sad news. May her soul rest in peace.

      DisAgree [2] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

    • christine, mangalore/kuwait

      Sat, Dec 15 2012

      What Lost Will Cannot Bring Back, God Give Strength For Her Husband And Children Over Come This Pain, Sorrow, Agony And Situation What Now They Are In. Provide Them Peace, Comport To Overcome This Loss

      DisAgree [3] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

    • Langoolacharya., Belman/Washington,DC.

      Sat, Dec 15 2012


      Life ends for everybody sooner or later.

      It is not important how many years you live,,, how you lived.

      We are all drama actors here(in this world),,, some have roles as kings,,, some as servants etc...

      When our role ends we have to leave the stage(World)...its really in Gods hands to decide ,,, not in our.

      Those who sit in front seats in this world are likely to sit in last seats in the next world.



      DisAgree [6] Agree [51] Reply Report Abuse

    • Gerald O F Fernandes,Rufina,Griffith,Greyon, Valencia,Mangalore/Ireland

      Sat, Dec 15 2012

      'adieu' to our beloved Jessy from this hatred filled world which you have experienced. May your soul rest in peace in heaven. Our heartfelt condolences to Benedict,Junal & Lisha and family members,friends of both sides.

      DisAgree [1] Agree [15] Reply Report Abuse

    • Eric Coelho, Mangalore

      Sat, Dec 15 2012

      RIP JS. You will be happy in the house of god. You will not get prank calls nor face harassment from your Sr. Colleagues. You will be at total peace seated at the right hand of god.

      DisAgree [4] Agree [22] Reply Report Abuse

    • Suleman, Udupi

      Sat, Dec 15 2012

      It was very sad news a loss of dedicated nurse from my city.
      I wish God give courage to Jacintha family and children

      DisAgree [5] Agree [20] Reply Report Abuse

    Leave a Comment

    Title : Udupi: Jacintha to be Laid to Rest at Shirva Church on Dec 17


    You have 2000 characters left.


    Please write your correct name and email address. Kindly do not post any personal, abusive, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, discriminatory or unlawful or similar comments. Daijiworld.com will not be responsible for any defamatory message posted under this article.

    Please note that sending false messages to insult, defame, intimidate, mislead or deceive people or to intentionally cause public disorder is punishable under law. It is obligatory on Daijiworld to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments, to the authority concerned upon request.

    Hence, sending offensive comments using daijiworld will be purely at your own risk, and in no way will Daijiworld.com be held responsible.

    Security Validation

    Enter the characters in the image