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Sridevi passes away at 54 in Dubai, Indian consulate expedites process of bringing back mortal remains

The 54-year Old Actress Was In Dubai To Attend A Wedding Ceremony In UAE With Family.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Assem Sharma | Updated on: 25 Feb 2018, 06:27:26 PM
Bollywood actress Sridevi passed away at age 54 due to cardiac arrest(Source - Twitter)


Bollywood veteran actress Sridevi passed away on Saturday night due to massive cardiac arrest in Dubai. The news has been confirmed by her brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor.

The 54-year old actress was in Dubai to attend a wedding ceremony in UAE with family.

In talks with IndianExpress, Sanjay said, “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’’.

According to the media reports, her mortal remains will be brought to India on Sunday evening and she will be cremated in Mumbai.

According to an Airports Authority of India source, a private jet is being flown to Dubai to carry the late actor's mortal remains.The aircraft which will bring Sridevi's body is likely to depart from Mumbai around 1 pm and will arrive in Dubai at 4 pm.

It is expected to reach Mumbai around 8 pm.

The air outside Sridevi's residence is heavy with grief as fans of the veteran actor continue to queue up to catch one last glimpse of their 'Chandni'.

The Padma Shri actress has been known for her films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. She began her career as a child artist and became one of the most popular actresses of all time.

Some of her blockbusters include Chandni, Lamhe, Mr India, Nagina and many more. She was reintroduced in Bollywood with English Vinglish released in 2013.

Also Read | Sridevi's LAST Instagram post shows her family love, will leave you teary-eyed (see pics)

Her last appearance was in 2017 film MOM featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a pivotal role. Her daughter Jhanvi Kapoor will debut her Bollywood career this year with Dhadak opposite Ishaan Khattar.

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First Published : 25 Feb 2018, 03:58:02 AM

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