Legendary actress Sridevi passed away on Saturday night here after a cardiac arrest , has been completed and her body would be flown back to India on Monday, according to media reports.
Sridevi, died late in the night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. Confirming the news, a source close to the family said, “Yes it’s true. She was in Dubai while some of the other family members came back to India. We hear it’s cardiac arrest.”
“Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi and the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor,” the statement, issued this evening by the Yash Raj Films (YRF) on behalf of the family, said.
Sridevi was 54 years old. Her untimely death has left an unbelievable void in the Hindi film industry.
Along with husband Boney and younger daughter Khushi, Sridevi had travelled to the emirate to attend actor Mohit Marwah’s wedding.
Janhvi, Sridevi and Boney’s elder daughter, couldn’t join them in Dubai as she was busy shooting for Shashank Khaitan’s Dhadak.
Sridevi reportedly had a fainting spell in her bathroom and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai. Sources in the Consulate General of India stated that she was brought dead to the hospital.
“Her mortal remains were handed over to the forensic department,” the source added.
UAE officials have revealed that Sridevi’s autopsy has been completed and the family is now awaiting laboratory reports conducted by the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai, Khaleej Times reported.
Sridevi’s body could not be repatriated on Sunday as the final investigation reports from Dubai police were not ready by late evening, officials dealing with the legal formalities were quoted by the report.
Officials also said that as per usual protocols, these tests take up to 24 hours in the case a person has died outside a hospital in Dubai. The same safety and administrative protocols are being followed by the police in this case as well.
She reportedly had a fainting spell in her bathroom and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai, the report said.
Sridevi Boney Kapoor (born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan; 13 August 1963 – 24 February 2018) was an Indian actress and film producer who starred in Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. Regarded as Hindi cinema’s first “female superstar”, she was the recipient of five Filmfare Awards. Sridevi ranked amongst the highest-paid actors in the 1980s and 1990s and is considered to be the most popular actress of the era.
Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan was born in Sivakasi, Madras State, India on 13 August 1963 to Tamil father Ayyapan and Telugu mother Rajeswari. Sridevi’s mother was from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. Her father was a lawyer. She has a sister and two stepbrothers.
In 1996, Sridevi married Boney Kapoor, a film producer who is also the elder brother of actors Anil Kapoor and Sanjay Kapoor. They have two daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi.
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