The funeral is being held for the nurse who was found dead after becoming the victim of a prank call at the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated.
The Our Lady of Health Church in Shriva in south-west India was packed with mourners, including Jacintha Saldanha's husband and children.
We have been cooperating fully with the police and the Coroner’s investigation ever since Jacintha’s death on Friday of last week. We are determined to understand the full facts of what happened, and hope that everyone will join with us in assisting the Coroner as the best way to achieve this. In due course the Coroner’s inquest will be able to reach a conclusion based on all of the evidence.
King Edward VII's Hospital said it was continuing to support Jacintha Saldanha's family in a "number of ways", but said it would be "inappropriate" to divulge details, while attacking reports of distance between the parties.
Contrary to many inaccurate reports, we have been in regular contact with them since shortly after Jacintha’s death a week ago, offering them whatever support we could and the opportunity to meet at any time. We can confirm that we met with the family earlier in the week, and answered all of their questions in full. The family asked that the contents of the meeting remain private.
We would reiterate that Jacintha (Saldanha) was an outstanding nurse, doing her duty caring for sick patients. Following the hoax call hospital management offered her their support and told her that they considered her the victim of a cruel hoax. They stood by her actions, and made it clear there was no criticism of her, and that there would be no disciplinary action of any kind.
A memorial service was held this morning by the hospital for Mrs Saldanha.
Chief executive John Lofthouse said the service offered everyone here a chance to "pay their respects and remember a dear colleague."
There have been reports today about the alleged contents of one of the notes found in Jacintha’s room. No-one at the hospital has seen these notes, and so we cannot comment on the reports or their accuracy.
The nurse at the centre of the Royal hoax criticised staff at the King Edward VII's Hospital in one of the apparent suicide notes that were found at the scene of her death, The Guardian has reported.
The newspaper quoted two separate sources who accounted for the three notes that yesterday's inquest said were recovered near to Jacintha Saldanha's body.
They said one concerned the hoax call by the Australian DJs, another outlined her funeral requests and the third "addresses her employers, the hospital, and contained criticism of staff there."
The hospital said it had offered Mrs Saldanha "full support" following the prank call.
An inquest has heard that the nurse who died after taking a prank phonecall, was found hanging in her work accomodation.
While on shift at King Edward seventh hospital in Marylebone, Jacintha Saldanha answered a call from 2 DJs pretending to be the Queen and Prince Charles. Juliet Bremner was at today's inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court.
A mass is to be held for Ms Saldanha at London's Westminster Cathedral on December 15.
A spokesman for Westminster Cathedral said the mass will be offered "for the repose of the soul of Jacintha and her grieving family''.
A mass is to be held for Royal baby nurse Jacintha Saldanha at London's Westminster Cathedral on Saturday.
The mass will be offered "for the repose of the soul of Jacintha and her grieving family," a spokesman for the Cathedral said. "We would hope to hold a more formal memorial after the inquest has concluded."
The body of Indian-born Jacintha Saldanha has been visually identified by her accountant husband Benedict Barboza, London's Westminster Coroner's Court heard.
None of the family was present at the inquest.