The nation received a severe shock when the tragic news of the demise of Bollywood icon Sridevi started filtering in early hours of 25th February.
Sridevi was 54 years old and was currently in Dubai with her husband producer Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi, to attend the wedding of her nephew Mohit Marwah.
Sridevi suffered a massive heart attack and the news of her demise was confirmed by Boney’s younger brother Sanjay Kapoor.
Sridevi was born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan on 13 August 1963 and started her career as a child artist in 1969 film Thunaivan at the age of four.
She made her debut in Hindi movies with 1979’s Solva Sawan. She gained superstardom with 1983’s Sadma and Himmatwala. From then on she went to dominate the Indian film industry with hits like Nagina, Chaalbaaz, Mr. India, Lamhe, Khuda Gawah, Laadla and Judaai.
Sridevi married Boney Kapoor and left the film industry at her peak in 1997 to raise her two daughters. Sridevi received the Padma Shri in 2013, after making her comeback in 2012 in English Vinglish.
The whole of the nation went into shock and even the cricketing fraternity couldn’t believe the news and shared their grief and condolences on Twitter.
Here are the tweets:
Saddened and shocked to learn about the untimely death of #Sridevi Condolences to her family and friends.— Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) February 25, 2018
Woke up 2 hear extremely sad news of Sridevi’s sudden demise. May her soul rest in peace. Condolences to her family and frnds.— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) February 25, 2018
Very shocked to hear about the passing away of iconic actress #Sridevi ji. Condolences to her family and loved ones. May her soul rest in peace.— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 25, 2018
Sridevi no more ? ????so difficult to fathom that she is no more, such is life I guess. Strong will to those near and dear to her. #RIPSridevi ????— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 25, 2018
Shocked to hear about the demise of #Sridevi ji .Heartfelt Condolences to the family. Om Shanti !— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 25, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the news of Sridevi’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family #RIP— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) February 25, 2018
So shocked to hear the news of Sridevi ji... met her few months ago at my show ... just can’t believe it ..— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 25, 2018
Shocked to hear about the demise of #Sridevi ji . Condolences to her family and friends.— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) February 24, 2018
Very saddened by the news of Srideviji passing away. My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.#RIPSridevi— Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) February 25, 2018
कुछ कहानियों का ‘The End’ नहीं होता...ईश्वर इन की आत्मा को शांति दे। pic.twitter.com/L0qIxDv1Gb— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 25, 2018
Absolutely shocked to hear about the passing away of our Bollywood queen #Sridevi . May her soul rest in peace, my deepest condolences to the family ????— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 25, 2018