The mortal remains of Sridevi Kapoor, the celebrated Bollywood star whose death plunged India into grief early Sunday, will arrive in India tomorrow, the actor’s family said.
“We will update you on all further information as and when it’s available to us,” a spokesperson for Sridevi’s husband, the producer Boney Kapoor, said in a statement.
Sridevi died of a cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone to attend her nephew’s wedding. Boney Kapoor, and one of her two daughters, Janhvi and Khushi, were with her.
“Boney Kapoor, Janhvi, 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,” the statement read.
“Request you to kindly reach out to us on everything related to this and we urge you to please not call the family for information on the same.”
Meanwhile, India Today learned from official sources that the autopsy of Sridevi’s mortal remains is complete, but a release certificate has not been issued.
It is expected that the certificate will be issued by Monday afternoon – or evening – after the lab report is received. The process of expatriation can then begin.
Tributes poured in throughout Sunday after a stunned nation came to terms with the loss of one of its greatest actors.
Sridevi’s career spanned five decades. Her contribution to Indian cinema won her India’s fourth highest civilian award, the Padma Shri.
President Ram Nath Kovind said her demise “left millions of fans heartbroken.”