Dhaka, 27 Feb, Abnews: Bollywood icon Sridevi, who died on Saturday evening in Dubai is going to be flown to India today. The 54-year-old, who had dominated the silver screen in the 80s, had gone to Dubai to attend a family wedding.
Sridevi had fainted in the bathroom of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers. A medical team had failed to revive her and she was declared dead at a hospital, Indian ambassador in UAE Navdeep Suri told NDTV.
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 last evening, the family said the actor’s body will arrive in Mumbai today. “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 today.
“We are in touch with the family and local authorities to provide all possible assistance,” Mr Suri told reporters.
The family has said Sridevi did not have any history of heart ailments.
Born August 13, 1963, Sridevi made her film debut as a child actor at the age of four in Thunaivan, a Tamil Hindu drama directed by M.A. Thirumugham.
Over five decades, she starred in more than 150 films, including classics like Mr India, Chandni, ChaalBaaz and Sadma.