Live Update: Sridevi's Family Provides Official Statement on her Last Rites
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Now that Sridevi's body is on its way to Mumbai, the family is busy preparing for her last rites, set to take place tomorrow. The also provided an official statement that said, "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."
Below are the details of her last rites:
Date & Time : 28th Feb Wednesday, 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: 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.
Venue : 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
16:00 Sridevi's Mortal Remains FINALLY on the Way Back Home
After the completion of all the legal procedures, Sridevi's body is finally on the way back to India, accompanied by her family. Our deepest condolences go out to her husband, Boney Kapoor and her daughters Jhanvi and Khushi, and the rest of the Kapoor family.
14:55 Sridevi's Remains Likely to be Flown to India by 6pm
According to latest reports, Sridevi's mortal remains are currently at the embalming centre in Muhaisna. Once the process is completed, her body will be flown to Mumbai, by Anil Ambani's private jet which is on stand-by since a day after her demise.
14:20 Dubai Public Prosecution Closes Case; Body to be Embalmed Now
The Dubai Public Prosecution has handed over Sridevi's body to her relatives, following all the investigation, after which the case was announced closed. The body is on its way to the Embalming unit in Muhaisna, and is in possession of her family members.
13:00 Sridevi's Mortal Remains to be Released Soon
According to a report in Khaleej Times, Dubai Police has now handed over the documents to Sridevi's family, for the release of the mortal remains of the late actress. The body will now proceed to Sonapur for embalming.
11:40 Arjun Kapoor in Dubai
The latest information is that Arjun Kapoor is in Dubai to help his father, Boney Kapoor, who is currently dealing with procedures to fasten Sridevi's repatriation process.
Buzz is that he is at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower Hotel, where Boney is staying. An official statement from Arjun's team says, "Arjun has gone to Dubai this morning to be with his father at the hotel while the formalities are being wrapped up and to oversee the return journey."
9:40 The Kapoor Family Are Still Awaiting Clearance From Dubai Public Prosecution
The wait is endless for the Kapoor family, who are still awaiting clearance from the Dubai Public Prosecution. Following that Sridevi's body will be sent for embalming- a process that reportedly takes 4 hours. Given the timeline, and considering the clearance comes through soon, Sridevi's mortal remains and her family should be back on their way to Mumbai early this evening.
A source revealed to Khaleej Times, that the Police is following a usual protocol and is not delaying the process. Since it is a sensitive case, they want to be 100% sure before proceeding.
15:53 Dubai Police Releases Official Statement Regarding Sridevi's Death
The Dubai Media Office officially said that the police confirmed the cause of Sridevi's death to be accidental drowning in the bathtub of her hotel room, after getting unconscious.
14:53 Sridevi's Death Certificate: No Criminal Motive; Death by Drowning
After much wait, the autopsy report on Sridevi is finally complete and the death certificate has been released.
The cause of death is stated to be accidental drowning, ruling out any foul play. According to the report, Sridevi drowned in her bathtub, and did not suffer a cardiac arrest. This news has been confirmed to Khaleej Times by sources in the police department and a copy of Sridevi's death certificate. The report also states that she was under the influence of alcohol, with early reports suggesting that she lost her balance and fell. The late actress was discovered dead in a bathtub full of water.
The body is said to be shifted to the embalming unit in an hour from now. The procedure of repartition and passport related formalities are currently underway.
14:30 Sridevi's Body to be Released From Morgue Any Minute Now
Sridevi’s body is expected to come out of the morgue at any time now and will be sent to the embalming centre, in Sonapur, Muhaisnah. Saurabh Kapoor, Boney Kapoor’s nephew, is present at the site, representing the Kapoor family, and fulfilling all the required procedures.
12:00 Dubai Police take Boney Kapoor's statement regarding Sridevi's death
According to a report on Peepingmoon.com, the Dubai Police took a detailed statement from Sridevi’s husband, Boney, about her condition during the time leading up to her death. It had been previously reported that Boney Kapoor was the person who found his wife lying on the bathroom floor that dreadful night of 24th February, in Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel.
According to the report, “Four senior officers of the Dubai Police spoke to Boney over three-and-half hours. His statement was filmed on video as well. The police also took down the statements of three other people who with Boney brought Sridevi to the Rashid Hospital. He reportedly called them when he discovered her body. The police finally took statements of two doctors and five attendants from the hospital.”