Sridevi's untimely demise has shocked the entire nation. Nobody is able to come to terms with the fact she's no more but the truth remains, the actress who was just 54, breathed her last in Dubai on the night of February 24. While some say she was alone in her room when she passed away. Sources close to the family suggest that her husband Boney Kapoor was in fact very much by her side trying every way to save her when she collapsed, until the doctors declared she's dead. We can only imagine what the family must be going through right now; especially Sridevi's elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor who didn't even get to meet her mom in the last days as she was shooting for her debut film, back here in Mumbai.
After 48 hours of critical investigation in Dubai, Sridevi's mortal remains reached her Lokhandwala residence last night. The funeral will take place today at Pawan Hans Crematorium, Vile Parle, Mumbai. Here, check out ALL the live updates from the final proceedings of Sridevi, as and how it takes place today...
Sridevi's mortal remains reach Celebration Sports Club
The late legendary actress' mortal remains have been brought to Celebration Sports Club from her Lokhandwala residence. Well wishers will be arriving to pay their last respects
Sridevi to be with family one last time
The actress' mortal remains have reached her Lokhandwala residence where the family, friends and fans can pay their respects one last time. Thousands of fans have gathered outside the residence to offer their condolences and pay respects to her before the family leaves with her for Pawan Hans tomorrow.
Condolence meet and funeral schedule
The condolence meeting for Sridevi will be held on February 28, 2018 at The Celebrations Club at Garden No. 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm. Then the hall will be emptied by all except for the family members. A puja will be held inside the auditorium after that. The funeral and last rites will be held at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery from 3;30 to 5.
Finally, en route Mumbai
The embalming process has been completed and the family is now on their way to the Dubai airport with Sridevi's mortal remains. They are expected to land in India within the next 3 hours and carry out the last rites proceedings, thereafter.
Sridevi's body to leave from Dubai in 2 hours
The death certificate has been handed over to Sridevi's family after the case being closed. Sridevi's body is currently at the embalming center of Dubai which is expected to take over 1.5 hours- 2 hours and the body will be flown to Mumbai soon after. The private jet has been refueled and is ready at the Dubai international airport
Meanwhile, fans await Sridevi's return in Mumbai
Sridevi's body on its way for embalming
After 48 hours of investigation, The Dubai Public Prosecutor's Office has closed the Sridevi death case without raising any further suspicion. It has decided to hand over the body of the veteran actress to her relatives for the last rites proceedings
Embalming process to begin shortly
After the clearance has been given, Sridevi's family has arrived at the morgue to received her mortal remains. Enbalming process will begin soon.
Sridevi's body to be flown down to Mumbai today
The procedure for the final repatriation is currently underway. Sridevi's body is expected to arrive in Mumbai in the next few hours.
Mortal remains to be finally handed over to the family
The Delhi police along with the public prosecutor is finally said to have completed their investigation. As Khaleej Times tweeted, "Dubai Police has handed over the @cgidubai and the family members letters for the release of the mortal remains of the Indian cinema icon Sridevi Boney Kapoor so that they can proceed for embalming."
Public prosecutor ready to produce the final report
We have just got to hear that the Public prosecutor report is expected to be out within the next few hours. This report will then clarify if further probe is required or the body can be released.
Prosecutors demand Sridevi's medical reports from India
As per reports on PTI, Boney Kapoor, Mohti Marwah's family and the hotel staff were called in by the Bur Dubai police for questioning in the case of Sridevi's death. Boney Kapoor has also been asked not to leave Dubai until DPP permits him. Sridevi's call logs are now being checked. Her medical documents from India have also been asked for as the prosecutors want to look into the surgeries that she underwent which might be the cause behind her sudden demise.
The Indian Ambassador in UAE, Navdeep Suri, tweets the progress on the actress' mortal remains
Boney Kapoor and hotel staff are being questioned by the public prosecution
Public prosecution intervenes
After getting clearance from the forensic department, Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai's Public Prosecution, which will now carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.
Sridevi's body has been released for embalming in Dubai
Embalming is a way of preserving a dead body from decay and the same is being on Sridevi's mortal remains. The repatriation to India is expected to happen shortly.
Post-morterm report claims 'accidental drowning' as the cause of death
Sridevi's family gets the forensic reports from the Dubai Police; repatriation procedure begins
Forensic reports are finally out
Forensic reports confirm heart attack as the cause of death. "Nothing suspicious" about the manner of death reveal official sources in Dubai. A second autopsy, which was suggested in earlier reports, too has been ruled out. However, an official confirmation is yet to be made.
Sridevi's mortal remains to leave from Dubai at 3:30 pm IST
As per Khaleej Times, the Indian consulate officials just revealed that Autopsy is still underway. Sridevi's body will be ready for repatriation by 3:30 PM IST and is likely to reach India by 7 pm today.
Forensic department is yet to submit the blood test reports to Dubai police
Tabu and Farah Khan arrive at Anil Kapoor's residence for the last rites
Meanwhile, funeral preparations begin in Mumbai
Contrary to earlier reports, it's been said that Sridevi's mortal remains won't reach Mumbai before evening today as the legal formalities are still under process. Khaleej Times has received an exclusive update from the Indian Consulate officials stating that after receiving the Police Clearance and forensic report, the other procedures including, immigration and embalming would be completed in the next 3 to 4 hours. The officials are hopeful that Sridevi's body will be ready for repatriation after all the completed procedures by 1 to 2 pm, Dubai time ( 3 pm Mumbai time).
Latest pics from Sridevi's Mumbai residence
The latest we hear is that Sridevi's autopsy has been completed and that the death certificate has been finally issued. Her mortal remains are expected to be repatriated to India by noon today followed by the funeral that will take place at the Pawan Hans crematorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai.
Why the delay in bringing Sridevi's mortal remains to India?
Sridevi’s body could not be repatriated on Sunday because the final investigation reports from Dubai Police were not ready by late evening, officials dealing with the legal formalities were quoted by the report. Officials also clarified that as per the usual protocols, these tests take at least up to 24 hours in the case a person has died outside a hospital in Dubai. The same safety and administrative protocols are being followed by the police in this case as well.
Sridevi's post-mortem status
It is being reported that the post mortem process is yet to begin and the chartered plane that was sent from Mumbai will only take off post 10:30 pm. Khaleej Times has quoted an official as saying, “Since she is such a high-profile personality, we cannot rush the inquisition or the post-mortem procedures.” Dr Khaled Alburaiki is performing the autopsy and the procedure is being done at the General Department of Forensic Science and Criminology. The embalming treatment will be done at Muhaisana once the procedure is complete."
Karan Johar runs to Janhvi's resuce
As soon as Karan was informed about Sridevi's death in Dubai, he rushed to meet Janhvi who was apparently alone at her residence that night and took her to uncle Anil Kapoor's house. Karan, who is launching Janhvi with Dhadak, is doing everything to help Janhvi stay strong through this testing time. Rani Mukerji, Rekha, Manish Malhotra too were present all throughout the day yesterday.
Sridevi's sudden death
It's been said that after attending Mohit Marwah's wedding, Sridevi decided to extend her stay for a couple of days in Dubai, unlike other family members including her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi Kapoor, who flew back on the 23rd Feb. However, according to a source close to the family, Kapoor then decided to fly back to Dubai on the 24th and surprise Sridevi in her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel around 5:30 pm. He woke her up and the couple chatted for about 15 minutes before he invited her for dinner. Sridevi then went to the washroom to freshen up. 15 minutes passed and Sridevi did not come out, leaving Boney Kapoor worried. He knocked on the door to check on her and when he got no response, he forced open the door to find his beloved wife lying motionless in the bathtub full of water. "He tried to revive her and when he could not, he called a friend of his. After that, he informed the police at 9pm," said the source.
The police and paramedics immediately rushed to the site, but she was pronounced dead. Her body was taken to the General Department of Forensic Medicine for an autopsy.
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