It’s still hard to believe that Bollywood’s first ever female superstar Sridevi is no more. The diva who had a star-studded career in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam films left for her heavenly abode on February 24.
The Nagina actress was cremated with full state honours on Wednesday in Mumbai’s Vile Parle crematorium. Thousands of people had flocked into Mumbai roads to pay their last respect to the veteran actress.
Boney Kapoor, husband of the late actress, immersed her ashes into the sea in Tamil Nadu’s Rameswaram on Saturday. The Mr. India producer was accompanied by his two daughters Janhvi and Khushi.
Popular photographer Manav Manglani shared a picture of the Kapoor family and a pandit in Rameswaram on Instagram. Boney Kapoor can be seen holding the urn which contained the ashes of Sridevi in the picture.
The Padma Shree awardee’s ashes were brought by Kapoor family in a special aircraft for immersion in the sea. The ashes were taken to holy town of Rameswaram on Saturday, where the immersion ritual took was conducted, according to news agency PTI.
Janhvi Kapoor, Sridevi’s eldest daughter recently penned an emotional and heart wrenching letter for her mother. Read the full letter right here.
On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace. Let the love and adulation you’ll showered on her continue and please know that the biggest part of my mother was the love she shared with papa. And their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world. Nothing as joyful and pure and no two people as devoted to one another as they were. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it. Preserving the sanctity of what they had would mean the world not only to my mother but also to a man who’s entire being revolved around her, and her two children who are all that remains of their love. Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his “Jaan”. She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles. It mattered a great deal to her to give love and to get love. For people to be good and gracious and kind. She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that. Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence. Thank you for the love and support everyone has shown us in the past couple of days. It’s given us hope and strength and we can’t thank you all enough.
Boney Kapoor also expressed his grief at the sudden demise of his lovely wife through a statement.
Boney who fondly used to call Sridevi ‘Jaan’ recently opened up about the last moments he shared with his wife. The ‘Judaai’ producer gave a heart-breaking account of the fateful night when the Himmatwala actress breathed her last.