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Farewell to Bollywood's first female superstar: Sri Devi

by , Monday, February 26, 2018

Charming, elegant and magnificent in every way, Sri Devi was ruling hearts in her era. The avatars that we saw on- screen were magical, not to miss the dance numbers which she immortalized by simply being in them. She kept the audience mesmerized and in awe, proving that age is just a number.

Her sudden demise has left the nation shocked. Everyone is still trying to come to terms with the big loss. Sridevi, who has inspired lives of many in one way or the other shall always be in our memories through her brilliant work.

With a heavy heart, here's a brief on how and when Sridevi left us all, for her heavenly casa:

When did Bollywood's Chandni, Sridevi die?

Sridevi, who has more than 300 films to her credit, died of a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai on Saturday (February 24th 2018) between 11pm-11:30pm.

Where was she at the time of death?

While the whole Kapoor clan was back from Dubai after attending the wedding ceremonies of Mohit Marwah and Antara Motiwala, Sridevi decided to stay back and do some shopping.

Who confirmed the news of Sridevi's demise?

The news was confirmed by her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor to the leading news daily, The Indian Express about her death. “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay said.

What happened to her?

Reportedly Sridevi was residing at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower hotel, where her husband, Boney Kapoor came to surprise her. They both decided to go on dinner and Sridevi went to get ready for the same. In the washroom she suffered from a stroke and lost consciousness. She was rushed to Rashid Hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.

Now the official forensic reports have also declared that the beautiful actress died of natural causes.

Did Sridevi have a medical history?

“She had no history of a heart ailment,” Sanjay Kapoor said.

When would Sridevi's body reach India?

According to officials at the Indian Consulate in Dubai, Sridevi’s autopsy was conducted on Sunday at the Al Qusais Hospital. Her body is being flown to Mumbai on a chartered aircraft for the last rites.

When is her funeral?

The body will departure from Dubai at 3:30pm (IST), and the funeral will be held at 7:00pm today.

Who all have already arrived in Mumbai?

Arjun Kapoor, Rekha, Rani Mukerji, Karan Johar, Manish Malhotra, Ishaan Khatter, Shilpa Shetty, Nikhil Dwivedi and Anupam Kher were among the few who have already visited Anil Kapoor’s house, where Sridevi’s two daughters Janhvi and Khushi are at the moment.

The beautiful actress can never be replaced. She is survived by Boney Kapoor and their two daughters Janhvi and Khushi.

Janhvi Kapoor will be making her Bollywood debut in Dharma Productions Dhadak, which is slated to release on July 6, 2018.

By~Vibhuti Gupta

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