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Sridevi's mortal remains reach Mumbai: Last rites to be held today

Sridevi's last rites will be performed on Wednesday at 3:30 pm.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 28, 2018 0:01 IST ]
Sridevi's body reaches Mumbai
Image Source : ANI/INSTAGRAM Sridevi's body reaches Mumbai

hySBollywood's Chandni aka Sridevi Boney Kapoor passed away at 54 in Dubai. The lady was in the city to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah. She spent her last moments with her family and was beaming with happiness. Celebs from all walks of life have expressed grief over her demise. Her mortal remains will be brought to India today and the body will be kept from in Versova's Bhagya bungalow for the visitors. The funeral is going to take place the same day at Santa Cruz. However, latest reports suggest that forensic report of the actress has been given to the family. According to Gulf news, it is clear from the report that the lady didn't die of cardiac arrest and accidental drowning was the reason behind her death. Traces of alcohol were found in her body.

Mortal remains of the actress arrive at her Lokhandwala residence

Sridevi's body has now arrived at her Lokhandwala residence in Mumbai. There is a lot of commotion outside the house, with hundreds of fans, a huge media contingent and heavy police presence. Just before the ambulance reached, friends from the film fraternity also reached the home. Daughters Janhvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor cry their hearts out. 

Her body was taken to her residence in Green Acres, Lokhandwala, from the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in a convoy. Tight security arrangements were in place both on the way and outside the house, as a large number of fans had gathered to get a glimpse of their beloved actress.

Sridevi's mortal remains being taken to Lokhandwala residence

Anil Ambani, Javed Akhtar and Shabana Azmi reach Mumbai airport

Sridevi's body reaches Mumbai

The mortal remains of the actress, which was expected to reach Mumbai by 10 pm. has landed in the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport around 9: 40 pm.

Sridevi's body to arrive in Mumbai shortly

Brother-in-law Anil Kapoor has reached Mumbai airport as mortal remains of Sridevi will arrive soon. Sridevi's body is being flown back in a Reliance Transport Embraer jet 135BJ which had reached Dubai on Sunday at 3:15 p.m. to carry her mortal remains but had to stay back because the Dubai Prosecutor's Office was still investigating the case involving her death

 Husband Boney Kapoor and stepson Arjun Kapoor along with brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor will also be arriving.

Sridevi's last rites to take place in Mumbai from 3:30 pm onwards: 

In an official statement, Boney Kapoor and family thanked media for their continued sensitivity and support during this emotional moment. As per the statement, last respects and condolences will be paid to Sridevi from 9:30 am onwards on Wednesday. After this, her mortal remains will be cremated at Vile Parle Seva Samaj and Hindu Cemetary at 3:30 pm. 

Sridevi's body left for India from Dubai:

Arjun Kapoor and Boney Kapoor are flying back to India with Sridevi's mortal remains. They are expected to land in India at 10:30 pm.

Picture of Sridevi's embalming certificate: 

India Tv - Sridevi's embalming certificate

Sridevi's embalming certificate

Arjun Kapoor, Boney Kapoor leaving Dubai at 6 pm with Sridevi's body: 

Mumbai-bound special flight (flight number - VT-OMM) expected to take off at 6 pm. Sridevi's body taken to the airport by her family. Her husband Boney, stepson Arjun present are with the corpse

Sridevi's dead body leaves for the airport.

Sridevi's mortal remains to reach India by 10 pm on Tuesday.

Sridevi's mortal remains is expected to reach India by 10 pm tonight. The last rites to performed at 1 pm on Wednesday. 

Tweet by Dubai Media Office - @DXBMediaOffice (Translated from Arabic)

1. The medical report showed that the death of Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor came as a result of her drowning in her hotel room after losing consciousness.

2. The Public Prosecutor's Office: The decision to release the body came after all the investigations and procedural matters followed in such incidents were completed, in order to determine all its circumstances and ensure that justice was done within the framework of the law.

3. The Public Prosecutor's Office of the Emirate of Dubai has decided to hand over the body of Indian actress Sridevi Kapoor to her relatives on Tuesday after the investigation of her death and the closure of the incident.

Sridevi's body has left Dubai morgue and is on its way to reach the embalming unit in Muhaisna. 

Dubai Police closed the investigation over Sridevi's death

In the latest development, Dubai Police closes investigation over Bollywood actress Sridevi's death. In a series of tweets, it announces her death as accidental. 

India Tv - Dubai Police clears the suspense around Sridevi's death

Image Source : TWITTERDubai Police clears the suspense around Sridevi's death

It would take another 3-4 hours before Sridevi's mortal can be flown back to India

As per information provided by Indian Consulate in UAE yesterday, it would take another 3-4 hours in due process and embalming before mortal remains can be flown back to India.

Dubai Police hands over letters for release of Sridevi's mortal remains. 

Dubai Police hands over letters for release of #Sridevi's mortal remains, to the Indian consulate and her family members, so that they can proceed for embalming.

Arjun Kapoor leaves for Dubai to be with father Boney Kapoor: 

“Arjun has gone to Dubai this morning to be with his father at the hotel while the formalities are being wrapped up and to oversee the return journey”.

Mortal Remains of Sridevi to reach India in 2-3 hours: 

Mortal remains likely to be handed over to the family within 2-3 hours, investigation to continue: India TV sources

Shah Rukh Khan, Rajinikanth and Gauri Khan reached Anil Kapoor's residence to pay condolences:

Superstars Shah Rukh Khan, Rajinikanth and Kamal Haasan, all of whom worked with veteran actor Sridevi, visited her brother-in-law Anil Kapoor's house last night to offer their condolences on her sudden demise. 

Mohit Marwah's statement recorded:

Dubai Police is checking CCTV footage around Sridevi's room in Hotel Emirates Tower. Meanwhile, the police also recorded the statement of Mohit Marwah and his family.

Dubai public prosecution interrogates Boney Kapoor: 

As per the new twist in the demise of the Bollywood’s superstar Sridevi, her husband Boney Kapoor was asked 10 questions by Dubai public prosecutor, on his last minutes with his wife. The questions are as follows:

What did you talk to Sridevi about when you met her? 

What did you doubt when Sridevi did not come out of the bathroom? 
What did you do when she took time to come out of the bathroom? 
What did you see in the hotel bathroom? 
What did you do when you found her unconscious? 
Who did you call first? 
Who called the hotel medical team? 
Why was the police not informed of the incident immediately? 

Investigation in Sridevi's death case: 

Dubai Public Prosecution is expected to conduct an investigation into the demise of superstar Sridevi today. As per the latest update in Sridevi's death case there is confusion over Boney Kapoor's interrogation as Gulf News reports Dubai Police asked Sridevi's husband probing questions, while Khaleej Times says police sources have debunked such reports. Meanwhile, Investigators has demanded medical records of Sridevi for due process in her death case. According to the latest update in Sridevi's death case, the public prosecutor may order another autopsy which may lead to further delay in the repatriation of Sridevi's mortal remains.

India Tv - Sridevi death

Sridevi death

Meanwhile, Sonam Kapoor, Fashion designer Manish Malhotra, Rani Mukerji have gathered at Anil Kapoor’s residence to pay their last tribute the Bollywood diva. It was indeed a black day for Bollywood as the Hindi cinema lost its one of its gems. From Priyanka Chopra to Aamir Khan, celebs have mourned the death of the actress.

India Tv - Sridevi death

Sridevi death

India Tv - Sridevi death

Sridevi death

India Tv - Sridevi death

Sridevi death

Amitabh Bachchan’s cryptic tweet indicated that he had a premonition about the actress’s death.

Sridevi's last moments in Dubai hotel room

This is known to all that Sridevi enjoyed at trhe wedding with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi Kapoor. Her elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor gave it a miss due to the work commitment of her Bollywood debut Dhadak. Aftr the wedding, Boney and Khushi came back to India but Sridevi decided to sya back. Thus, a day before her death Boney went to Dubai to surprise her. Reportedly, the actress was getting ready for a dinner date with her husband. She fell down on the bathroom floor and after she was taken to the hospital, doctors declared her dead.

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The unfortunate news was confirmed by the actress’s brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor.

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