In a heart breaking news for millions of fans worldwide, Bollywood’s legendary actor Sridevi passed away in Dubai on February 24 night, after suffering from cardiac arrest. The Hawa Hawaii actor was 54.
Brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor confirming the news to a news daily 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.”
Sridevi along with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi were in Dubai to attend the wedding of actor and nephew Mohit Marwah. While elder daughter Jhanvi was in Mumbai due to her busy shooting schedule.
Born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan, she began her acting career as a child artist. Sridevi went on to rule millions of hearts through her charismatic performances onscreen. Her all time famous movies like Mr India, Nagin, Chandni, Lamhe, Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja, Judaai, Khuda Gawah, Gumrah, Laadla, etc. are still watched and liked by millions of people. Her powerful performances in recent English Vinglish and Mom were appreciated worldwide.
Not to forget that Sridevi even starred in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films, besides Hindi films.
Bollywood mourns the death of the diva and took on the social media to express their condolences:
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day .
RIPJaaved Jaaferi @jaavedjaaferi
Shocked and devastated. An amazing talent and my favourite performer passes on. A tremendous loss to the industry. “Bijli giraane main hoon aayi, kehte hain mujhko hawa Hawaii” RIP dear #Sridevi.
Preity zinta @realpreityzinta
Heartbroken & shocked to hear that my all time favourite #Sridevi is no more. May god give peace to her soul & strength to the family #RIP
Jacqueline Fernandez @Asli_Jacqueline
An absolute icon. Gone too soon, #Sridevi. Too soon…
Vir Das @thevirdas
Cannot believe the heartbreaking news about #Sridevi Our industry lost a shining light today, way too early. Love and light to her family.
Adnan Sami @AdnanSamiLive
am at a loss for words & jolted as if struck by lightening at this late hour of the night to learn about the shocking & tragic news & untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. Heartbroken. She was India’s sweetheart, an incredible artiste & a beautiful human being. Gone too soon. RIP.