Bollywood icon Sridevi, whose death in Dubai last evening has shocked the nation. Actress Sridevi has been attacked by sudden cardiac arrest and passed away in no time. This news came as a shock for the cinema lovers and is being very hard to digest.
She had no history of heart ailment, her brother-in-law and actor Sanjay Kapoor has said. The 54-year-old had collapsed in her hotel room in Dubai on Saturday evening and a medical team had failed to revive her.
She was declared dead when she was taken to the hospital, Indian ambassador in UAE Navdeep Suri told NDTV. The doctors had said she had suffered a cardiac arrest.
Sridevi was in Dubai to attend the wedding of relative Mohit Marwah. Her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi had accompanied her. In the photos and videos of the function that were now doing the rounds on social media, she is seen looking radiant and exuding charm.
“We are completely shocked. She had no history of a heart attack,” Sanjay Kapoor had told Khaleej Times, reported news agency IANS. Mr Kapoor reached Dubai this morning after receiving the news.
The routine forensic procedures are over and as soon as the report is released, her body will be flown back to India on a private jet, reported news agency Reuters.
In a statement this evening, the family said the actor’s body will arrive in Mumbai tomorrow. “We will update you on all further information as and when it’s available to us,” the statement read. The last rites are expected to be held tomorrow.
Sridevi’s sudden death has left the nation in shock. Messages of condolence poured in on social media from celebrities, the political establishment and her legions of fans. Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “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”.
Over her 50-year career, Sridevi had worked not only in Bollywood but also Tamil, Telugu and Kannada movies.