Sridevi passes away at 54: Sportspersons pay condolences on Bollywood legend’s passing

Sridevi passed away in the early hours of Sunday due to a cardiac arrest in Dubai. Her funeral proceedings will be conducted on Wednesday after her body arrived from Dubai on Tuesday evening.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: February 28, 2018 3:28:11 pm
sridevi death news passes away Sridevi passed away at the age of 54.

Bollywood actress Sridevi passed away on early Sunday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest in Dubai. Sridevi was 54. The actress was in Dubai with her family to attend a wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah. At the time of her death, Sridevi was with her husband Boney Kapoor and daughter Khushi. “Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11.00-11.30. I don’t know more details yet,” Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news to

The news left many in shock with former and current sportspersons reacting to the news. Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar said on Sunday, “It is really sad. When I woke up and read about it … it is really sad I have no words to express because we all grew up watching her and suddenly to hear that she is no longer with us is hard to digest.”

From Yuvraj Singh to PV Sindhu, the sports fraternity came out to express their condolences to her family and friends:

Sridevi was born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan and has worked in different film industries including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. She was also a recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian honour, in 2013.

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