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28 Feb

As her daughters light the pyre, Sridevi’s final journey comes to an end

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The legendary icon, Sridevi, passed away late Saturday night in Dubai and after much delay her funeral procession has taken place in Mumbai today. Jhanvi and Khushi, Sridevi’s daughters were reported to have lit the pyre.

 

Anil and Arjun Kapoor stand next to Sridevi’s body as it is taken for cremation.

 

Family, friends and a number of Bollywood celebrities came together to pay their last respects to the Mom actress at the Celebration Sports Ground, where her body was brought this morning. Grieving fans of Sridevi were seen lining up at the venue since morning, to pay their respects to the departed star.

 

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Shahrukh Khan seen at the crematorium and while Amitabh and Jeetendra were not photographed, sources did confirm that they were by the family’s side.

 

Her mortal remains were then transported to the crematorium, where the general public was not admitted. This, however, did not stop a great number of people from joining in the procession till it reached its final destination. It was an unprecedented turn out for an incomparable star.

 

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The actress was sent off, wrapped in the tricolour flag, and honoured with a gun salute; showing the importance she held in the hearts of the people, and how her contribution to cinema went beyond entertainment. Sridevi ruled over the hearts of many, which is evident with the huge turnout at her funeral, where fans and media clambered to get a last glimpse of the legendary icon. The outpour of love and mourning for Sridevi has been immense, and her death has been a heartbreaking shock to the industry at large. She will always be remembered as Bollywood’s one and only ‘Hawa Hawai’.

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