Popular Bollywood actress Sridevi who rule the hearts of millions of fans breathed her last on Saturday in Dubai. The â€˜Chandniâ€™ star was 54.
Considered as one of the first female superstar of Bollywood, the beautiful actress was attending a wedding function of Mohit Marwah in Dubai when she suffered a cardiac arrest. This eventually resulted in her death.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed his grief on the untimely demise of the English Vinglish actress. He took to Twitter to recall her memorable career and also state that his thoughts are with her family.
Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodiâ€” PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind also mourned the death of the â€˜Sadmaâ€™ actress. He said that her performances in films like Lamhe and Moondram Pirai remain an inspiration for others.
Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates #PresidentKovindâ€” President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 25, 2018
Congress President Rahul Gandhi who is currently on a visit to Karnataka also expressed his condolences to Srideviâ€™s family. He mentioned, '' Sridevi was incredibly talented andÂ versatile actress whose vast body of work spanned a range of genres and languages''.
Shocked to hear about the sudden and untimely death of one of Indiaâ€™s favourite actress, Sridevi.â€” Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 25, 2018
Sridevi was an incredibly talented and versatile actress whose vast body of work spanned a range of genres and languages.
My condolences to her family. May her soul rest in peace.
Information & Broadcasting and Textiles Minsiter Smriti Irani called the Bollywood diva a powerhouse of acting and expressed her condolences to her loved ones.
Sridevi - a powerhouse of acting , a long journey embellished with success comes to a sudden end. My condolences to her loved ones and fans.â€” Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) February 25, 2018
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh also expressed his anguish at the sudden demise of the 'Himmatwala' actress.
Anguished to learn of the sudden demise of veteran film actor Sridevi. She had a long & successful career in the film industry with several remarkable performances. Her demise is a big loss to the film industry. My thoughts are with her family & fans. May her soul rest in peace.â€” Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) February 25, 2018
Other political leaders also took to Twitter to express their grief at the great loss.
Deeply saddened by the untimely demise of versatile actor #Sridevi. Her contribution to Hindi cinema is unparallel and will be remembered for generations to come. My condolences to her family and countless admirers.â€” Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 25, 2018
"Let your presence ring out like a bell into the night.â€” Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 25, 2018
And if the earthly no longer knows your name,
whisper to the silent earth: I am flowing.
To the flashing water say: I am."
--Rainer Maria Rilke: Sonnets to Orpheus#srideviRIP