Ending speculation over Bollywood diva Sridevi’s sudden death, the Dubai Public Prosecutor’s Office on Tuesday released her body to the family after determining that she accidentally drowned in the bathtub following loss of consciousness. Family members, including her film-maker husband Boney Kapoor and stepson Arjun Kapoor, took the body from the morgue, got it embalmed and flew to Mumbai for her final journey home on a private plane that had been parked at the Dubai airport since Sunday. The Embraer jet, owned by industrialist Anil Ambani, will land in Mumbai later tonight, and the cremation is scheduled tomorrow around 3.30 p.m.
The embalming certificate has been issued and states that Sridevi’s body has “been sealed in a suitable coffin and is in a fit condition to travel by air or sea.”
All the legal formalities of Sridevi’s death has been closed in Dubai.
Sridevi, known as Indian cinema’s first woman superstar, leaves behind her husband Boney Kapoor and their two daughters Jahnvi and Khushi.
The Kapoor family has now released an official statement giving out details of the funeral and last rites of the legendary actor Sridevi.
“On behalf of Khushi, Janhvi, Boney Kapoor, the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan families, a sincere thanks to the media for your continued sensitivity and support during this emotional moment.
Kindly find all the details for tomorrow :
1. Condolences and last respects:
Date & Time : 28th Feb Wednesday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Address: Celebration Sports Club
Garden No 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai, Maharashtra – 400053
The last journey will commence at 2 pm from Celebration Sports Club to Pawan Hans.
2. Cremation Ceremony
Address : Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery, Next to Pawan Hans, SV Road, Vile Parle West
?Date & Time : 28th Feb 3.30 pm onwards”
YRF issued an official statement which read- ‘Khushi, Janhvi, Boney Kapoor and the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan families are deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor. Late Sridevi Kapoor passed away in Dubai, UAE, on Saturday February 24th. We thank the film fraternity, media, fans of late Sridevi Kapoor and all the well-wishers for their prayers, support and sensitivity during our moment of immense grief. We request you to kindly join us in paying our last respect to a remarkable actor, beloved wife and loving mother.’