Sachin Tendulkar expressed his condolence as Bollywood actress Sridevi passed away last night. Her demise has put the whole country in shock. Tons of messages flooded over the internet as soon as fans got to know about her sudden passing.
Tendulkar mourned her death, saying it is hard to digest that the veteran actress is no more.
Sridevi, recipient of six Filmfare Awards suffered a cardiac arrest in Dubai on Sunday morning. The 54-year-old superstar was attending her nephew Mohit Marwah's wedding.
"It is really sad. When I woke up and read about it ... it is really sad I have no words to express because we all grew up watching her and suddenly to hear that she is no longer with us is hard to digest," Tendulkar said.
"My condolences to her family members and everyone who followed her and loved her for everything that she was and everything she did for us," he added.
The former India cricketer flagged off the 3rd IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon. Talking about the Marathon, he said: "Delhi as always have been competitive and where ever we had other marathons, here we have doubled the numbers. The kind of response we have seen here is magnificent and that clearly shows the awareness that people just don't want to eat and sit back, they want to work hard and burn those calories and that's healthy and fit lifestyle.
"We wanted to spread this message of making India fit and healthy. There were HIV patients, few physically challenged, couple of them in wheel chairs. Overall, from teenagers to 70-year-olds participating makes it a special celebration and I hope it continues to grow like this and we get closer to the target, it is a long way to go but we are heading to the right direction."
(With PTI Inputs)