Bollywood actress Sridevi's mortal remains to reach Mumbai today

27 February 2018, 12:15 AM

Bollywood's actress Sridevi breathed her last on Saturday night following a massive cardiac arrest in Dubai. The funeral is likely to take place on Monday.

Sridevi was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actress Sonam Kapoor's cousin Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi.

According to reports, Sridevi was staying at the Jumeirah Emirates Tower hotel, where she suffered a stroke and lost consciousness in the bathroom late on Saturday night. She was rushed to Rashid Hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival. Her body was handed to forensic experts. 

YRF Communications released a statement saying: "Boney Kapoor, Jhanvi, Khushi and the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked with the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor. They thank the entire media for their prayers, support and sensitivity during their time of grief.

UAE officials have revealed that Sridevi's autopsy has been completed and the family is now awaiting laboratory reports conducted by the General Department of Forensic Evidence, Dubai, reported a leading daily.

Sridevi's body could not be repatriated on Sunday as 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 said that as per usual protocols, these tests take 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.

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Here are the Live Updates:

# 11:50 PM: Dubai Police records Boney Kapoor's statement: reports

# 09:22 PM: Sridevi's body is not being embalmed today, it is likely to be done tomorrow, reports Khaleej Times

# 08:49 PM: Fans pay tribute to Sridevi at Gandhi Statue in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow.

# 08:38 PM: Kamal Haasan reaches Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai.

# 08:07 PM: Actors Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh arrive at Anil Kapoor's residence in Mumbai.

# 07:59 PM: The saddest part was that she couldn't see her daughter (Jhanvi)'s debut film. My heart goes to entire family. I don't have much info about news of her drowning. I heard she fell into bathtub following a cardiac arrest. I am very sad, says Shakti Kapoor on Sridevi's death.

# 06:42 PM: Further delay in return of mortal remains of Sridevi expected, Dubai police which earlier gave clearance now awaits clearance from Prosecution magistrate. Police reportedly informed Indian authorities the body can only be handed over after nod from prosecution magistrate, reported ANI.

# 06:39 PM: Our embassy and consulate are working closely with local authorities to expedite the return of mortal remains of Sridevi and also keeping Kapoor family apprised, it is our endeavor to send mortal remains at earliest: Indian Envoy to UAE Navdeep Suri to ANI 

# 06:23 PM: Politician Amar Singh said, Sridevi ji did not drink hard liquor,she used to have wine sometimes like me and many others in public life. I have talked to Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Al Nahyan, he assured me that all formalities and reports are complete. Her mortal remains should reach India by midnight, reported ANI.

# 05:18 PM: Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases, reports Gulf News

# 05:16 PM: Following completion of post-mortem analysis, Dubai Police HQ on Monday stated that the death of Indian actress Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment's bathtub following loss of consciousness: Govt of Dubai Media Office

# 04:50 PM: Sridevi's body has been released for embalming, reports Gulf News

# 04:49 PM: Under the influence of alcohol, Sridevi lost her balance, fell into the bathtub and drowned, reports UAE's Gulf News

# 04:39 PM: Forensic report shows traces of alcohol found in 's body, reports UAE's Gulf News.

# 04:33 PM: Forensic report says, Sridevi died from 'accidental drowning': UAE's Gulf News

# 03:44 PM: Sridevi's autopsy report has been handed over to officials of Indian Embassy. Death certificate of the actress has also been issued. The actress' mortal remains are expected to be brought back in Mumbai later in the evening on Monday.

# 03:42 PM: Dubai Police released the forensic report on Sridevi's death to her family and the Indian Consulate representative: media reports

# 03:00 PM: Death certifcate of the actress will be issued soon, according to media reports. 

# 01:32 PM: Official sources in Dubai say there was ‘nothing suspicious’ about the manner of her death. A second autopsy, as suggested by reports earlier, has been ruled out. However, nothing has been said officially as of now.

# 01:31 PM: Reports suggest that forensic report confirms heart attack as the cause of Sridevi’s death. 

# 01:30 PM: Sridevi’s body is still in the morgue and ‘several hours away from reparation.’

# 01:17 PM: Actress Madhuri Dixit arrives at the residence of Anil Kapoor in Mumbai

# 01:15 PM: Karan Johar and Manish Malhotra arrive at the residence of Anil Kapoor in Mumbai. 

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# 01.00 PM: Ekta Kapoor is being trolled for her tweet on Sridevi’s death. “The strongest women have the weakest hearts sometimes...#RIPSrideviji,” she had tweeted. Her followers found the tweet insensitive due to which, the producer had to tweet a clarification. “Evil ones pls realise one percent ( as fwded as my doc told me) of the population can have an cardiac arrest without any heart condition or any kind of surgery ! It’s destiny not how evil rumour mongers portray!!!,” she wrote.

# 12.25 PM: Karan Johar tweets about Sridevi’s death. “The unpredictability of life only hits us in times of tragedy ...then soon after we go back to being petulant and full of ourselves....I hope we can take stock of the eventualities of life and death and then rise above our own insecurities,” he wrote.

Shabana Azmi tweeted that she will cancel her Holi party as a mark of respect towards Sridevi. “Our Holi party at Janki Kurir stands cancelled on 2nd March in the wake of Sridevis passing away,” she tweeted.

# 12.23 PM: The forensics department is yet to submit blood test results to Dubai Police, a mandatory requirement to release the body. The results are expected to be filed in the next couple of hours, reports Khaleej Times.

# 12:20 PM:  Actor Farhan Akhtar and his mother Honey Irani arrive at the residence of Anil Kapoor 

# 12:09 PM: I still can't believe it. We can't believe it. We all loved her. I can't say anything else: Choreographer Saroj Khan 

# 11:29 AM:  Farah Khan and Tabu arrive at residence of Anil Kapoor in Mumbai. 

# 11:13 AM: Fogging being done at Pawan Hans crematorium, in preparation for the last rites 

# 11:10 AM: Fans in Kanpur light candles to pay tribute 

# 09:06 AM: Mumbai: Latest visuals from outside the residence

# 08:16 AM: Sridevi will always remain alive in my memory. It feels awkward to speak of her in the past tense. We have lost the biggest star of our country. I still cannot believe it. It will take many years to register what has actually happened: Anupam Kher in Mumbai

# 07:27 AM: Early morning visuals from outside #Sridevi's residence in Mumbai's Andheri. Her mortal remains to be brought back to India today.

# 04:13 AM: Karan Johar at the residence of actor Anil Kapoor in Mumbai's Juhu 

First Published: Monday, February 26, 2018 07:23 AM
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