Bollywood diva Sridevi was today cremated with full state honours, mourned by millions of fans, at the Vile Parle crematorium.
Sridevi's filmmaker husband Boney Kapoor performed the last rites at the ceremony. The couple's daughters, Jahnvi and Khushi, were by his side.
The actor's body was brought to the crematorium in an open, flower-bedecked hearse.
Sridevi's untimely death at the age of 54 in Dubai on Saturday had stunned the nation.
As it happened:
# Let's help them remember their mother fondly & help them build life & be what Sridevi had dreamt for them. We ask that you respect our privacy & allow us space to grieve. Sri lived her life with dignity& we implore, you give her the same respect: Kapoor, Ayyappan & Marwah family
# Let us all who loved Sridevi, envelope her two little ones, her life, as she often called them, with as much or more love than we gave Sri so that they can live their lives ahead with a little less ache in their hearts: Kapoor, Ayyappan & Marwah family
Past few days have been trying times for us. Today, particularly, has been one of the hardest. We laid to rest a beautiful soul who has gone too soon. She leaves behind a legacy that is unique. #Sridevi had same connect with her family: Kapoor, Ayyappan & Marwah family (File pic) https://t.co/W1Fhb0jbKl— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2018
5:15 pm: Sridevi's mortal remains consigned to flames at Vile Parle Crematorium
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03.50 pm: Sridevi’s funeral procession reaches Vile Parle Crematorium
02:12 pm: Funeral procession begins amid a sea of well-wishers, cremation to be held at 3:30 pm
02:00 pm: Hema Malini tweets after paying respects to Sridevi
"Paid my last respects to Sridevi. The entire industry was there grieving, some on the verge of breakdown. Such was her aura & magic in films. She lay there, beautiful in a red saree, serene in death & totally at peace."
"Arrangements were so well made that the whole atmosphere was tranquil, everything was smooth & executed with finesse - befitting the departed soul. Goodbye dear friend!"
12:12 pm: Mumbai Police will pay Guard of Honour to Sridevi at her funeral
12:09 pm: Queues of fans seeking the last glimpse of Sridevi run up to kilometers.
11:30 am: Students of primary school owned by the family of Sridevi paid tributes to the actress in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.
11:21 am: Sridevi's fans, who were allowed to pay their last respects to the legendary actress, burst into tears. The crowd continues to increase in volume. Minor scuffle reported.
10:21 am: Fans to get a chance to pay respects to Sridevi at the sports club.
10:18 am: Hema Malini, Ramesh Sippy, Ravi Kishan, Karishma Tanna reach Celebrations Sports Club to pay their last respects to Sridevi
10:09 am: After the prayer meet, a special puja will be organised at the club, which will only be attended by members of the family. The last journey of the legendary actress Sridevi from the sports club to the crematorium will begin at 2pm.
10:00 am: Satish Kaushik, Sonam Kapoor, Subhash Ghai and Farah Khan reach Celebration Sports Club to pay last respects.
09:46 am: Huge number of fans have gathered outside the sports club. Fans have come from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and other parts of the country to pay their last homage to the legendary actress.
09:45 am: Aditya Thackeray, Karan Johar, Sridevi, Arbaz Khan among celebrities reaching Celebration Sports Club to pay last respects.
09:44 am: It's media job to ask questions, it's people's call if they want to throw it in the dustbin or not. At this moment, family is in a lot of pain. Daughters have lost their mother at such a young age. We should pray for them: Anu Kapoor at Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai
09:05 am: Mumbai: Sridevi's mortal remains brought to Celebration Sports Club, where people will pay their last respects to the actor, funeral to take place later today.
08:57 am: Tamil Nadu: Visuals from Sridevi's native village Meenampatti in Sivakasi; residents express grief, says, 'cannot believe Sridevi has passed away.'
07:00 am: As per her last wishes, Sridevi's funeral will be all white.
06:42 am: Heavy crowd continues to gather outside Sridevi's Mumbai residence as fans from across the nation pour in for the last glimpse. The police have increased security around her residence. The road outside her house Green Acres has been cordoned off. A heavy presence of private and police guards near her house.
06:30 am: Sridevi ji helped in brother's operation for brain tumour. She gave us RS 1 Lakh and got the hospital to given concession for another RS 1 Lakh. Today my brother is alive because of her. I cannot do much for Sridevi Ji, but I can at least be part of her funeral procession: Jatin Valmiki, a visually impaired man from Uttar Pradesh who has been waiting outside Sridevi's house since last two days.
Unki wajah se mera bhai aaj zinda hai. Main kuch nahi kar sakta unke (Sridevi) liye, lekin main kam se kam unki antim yatra mein toh shaamil ho hi sakta hoon: Jatin Valmiki, a visually impaired man from Uttar Pradesh who has been waiting outside #Sridevi's house. https://t.co/uXnU74B6Bn— ANI (@ANI) February 28, 2018
06:15 am: After clearance from Dubai authorities, family members, including her film-maker husband Boney Kapoor and stepson Arjun Kapoor, brought her body in a private jet after three days of uncertainty over her unexpected death on Saturday in Dubai.
06:00 am: Sridevi's mortal remains arrived in India late last night amid chaos. As the ambulance entered her residence in suburban Andheri, a large number of fans jostled for a glimpse of their favourite actor. Both sides of the road leading to Sridevi's 'Green Acres' residence in Lokhandwala were crowded with her fans, with some even climbing the trees to have a clear view. The ambulance, escorted by three police vehicles, brought the body home from the airport at around 10:30 PM soon after it arrived from Dubai where she died three days ago at the age of 54.
05:50 am: Dubai Public Prosecutor's Office put an end to speculation about the cause of her death, saying she accidentally drowned in the bathtub following loss of consciousness, and that the "case was now closed".
Watch video: Sridevi laid to rest