Sridevi died of accidental drowning, says forensic report


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We leave it to the experts to determine cause of demiseLet’s be responsible
— IndAmbUAE (@navdeepsuri) February 26, 2018 But the frenzy of speculation does not help. We are in regular contact with the family of #Sridevi and other well- wishers. Our experience in similar cases tells us that it does take 2-3 days to complete processes 4. We are on the job.1/2
— IndAmbUAE (@navdeepsuri) February 26, 2018

2. Imp to note that:1. We share their pain.3. We are working with local authorities to ensure that mortal remains can be sent to India at the earliest. The media interest in untimely demise of #Sridevi is understandable.
Shah Rukh Khan  at Anil Kapoor’s residence (Express photo by Karma Sonam Bhutia)

Tanvi Azmi and Saiyami Kher also drop by

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Sara shares a close bond with Sridevi’s elder daughter Janhvi Kapoor. 
(Photo by Varinder Chawla) Saif Ali Khan’s daughter Sara also dropped by Anil Kapoor’s residence to pay her respects.

I was there in Dubai with her for her make-up at Mohit Marwah’s (her nephew) marriage. Subhash Shinde, who did Sridevi’s make-up at actor Mohit Marwah’s marriage in Dubai last week, says that the late actress had “so much warmth and positivity” and always treated everyone, including make-up artistes, present on a film’s set like family. She was looking so pretty, happy and bright as ever. I came back two days ago, and on Saturday late night, the news started coming in (about her death). “I still cannot believe she is no more. I am still in shock,” Shinde told IANS.

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According to the latest update, after thorough investigation by various governmental agencies, Sridevi’s mortal remains are at the embalming unit in Muhaisna, Dubai. February 27, 2018 12:28:44 am”>
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Veteran actor Sridevi passed away at the age of 54. #DubaiPolice has transferred the case to #Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.”
For today’s Updates click here: LIVE updates: India waits for Sridevi
Sridevi along with the entire Kapoor family was in UAE to attend the wedding ceremony of Mohit Marwah. Below are updates from February 26, 2018. Bollywood legend Sridevi passed away on February 24. The news of Sridevi’s death came as a huge shock to the entire film fraternity as well as her fans. On Monday, Dubai Police revealed that Sridevi’s death ‘occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.’ Dubai Police tweeted the following statement: “Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, #DubaiPolice today stated that the death of Indian actress #Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.

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Bollywood choreographer Saroj Khan, who had worked with Sridevi in many iconic dance numbers, arrives at the residence of Anil Kapoor to offer her condolences to the family. 
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We have lost the part of our innocence which effortlessly conjured up magic cloaks and invisible superheroes: the spell was cast by Miss Hawa Hawaaii who spun and pirouetted and ‘giraoed bijli’, and created a happy symphony for all times. When Shekhar Kapoor’s Mr India came out in 1987, and gave us the immortal Miss Hawa Hawaaii, Sridevi was already in need of a makeover.’
Read | Sridevi: Unforgettable leading lady and Bollywood’s first female superstar Indian Express’s Shubhra Gupta writes, ‘With the passing of Sridevi, we have lost not just a great star.

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Boney Kapoor’s mother Nirmal arrives at son Anil’s house

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South Indian legend Rajinikanth had also landed at the Mumbai airport yesterday. Both Haasan and Rajini have shared screen space with the late icon. As per reports, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan is set to fly down to Mumbai today evening to attend Sridevi’s funeral.

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Sridevi’s last rites to be performed at Pawan Hans crematorium

Tabu, Farah Khan and Saroj Khan visit Anil Kapoor’s residence

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Kamal Haasan to fly to Mumbai today evening

Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar and other celebrities visit Kapoor residence

Farhan Akhtar, Tabu, Honey Irani, Ritesh Sidhwani, Farah Khan and Anil Kapoor’s mother also visited Anil Kapoor’s house in Vile Parle. 

According to the publication, embalming will possibly be done by Tuesday noon. Khaleej Times reports that Sridevi’s body will not be embalmed today.

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Saroj Khan visits Anil Kapoor’s residence to offer condolences
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A statement issued on Sunday evening by Sridevi’s family said: “Boney Kapoor, Janhvi, Khushi and the entire Kapoor, Ayyappan and Marwah family is deeply bereaved and shocked by the untimely loss of Sridevi Kapoor.”

Madhuri Dixit arrives at Kapoor residence

Indian Envoy to UAE Navdeep Suri told ANI, “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.”

The sealed envelope has now been sent to the Bur Dubai police station.  According to Gulf News, Dubai Police have given out the forensic report on Sridevi’s death to her family and the Indian Consulate representative.

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Sridevi’s forensic report: Actor died of accidental drowning

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Indian officials are doing the paperwork involved in the repatriation of the body from Dubai. It was earlier reported that the actor suffered a cardiac arrest in the bathroom. According to the forensic report released by the Director of Preventive Medicine, Dubai, Sridevi died due to accidental drowning. Forensic report: Accidental drowning is cause of #Sridevi’s death. Once the papers are ready, the body will be embalmed which takes around an hour.  The Indian Consulate will formally hand over the body to Boney Kapoor or someone authorised by him. https://t.co/vYS1il1E7T pic.twitter.com/BY2XjEG1nr
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Sridevi’s mortal remains are expected to be brought back to India today. The funeral and last rites will be performed accordingly.

Sridevi’s body will be ready for repatriation by 2:30 PM today

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(Photo by Varinder Chawla)  South Indian actor Venkatesh Daggubati along with Karan Johar, Farhan Akhtar, Honey Irani and Ritesh Sidhwani visit Kapoor residence.

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Sridevi’s longtime co-star Kamal Haasan arrives at Anil Kapoor’s residence to pay his respects. (Source: Varinder Chawla)

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Bollywood celebrities drop by Kapoor residence

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While the nation and the film fraternity including Bollywood and south industries continue to mourn Sridevi’s sudden demise, we take a look back at her career and life in pictures. 

See Photos | Sridevi no more: A pictorial tribute to the Bollywood diva
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Sridevi was a genuine 24 karat star in films that couldn’t match her wattage

Fans gathered outside Sridevi’s home for a glimpse on Sunday

Sridevi’s body is expected to be flown to Mumbai on a chartered aircraft Monday morning, and arrangements for her final rites were being finalised late on Sunday night.

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A pictorial tribute to Sridevi

Sridevi’s last moments with Boney Kapoor in Dubai
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Bollywood celebrities dropped by Anil Kapoor’s residence yesterday to offer condolences

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Sridevi’s body will not be embalmed today

Sara Ali Khan at Anil Kapoor’s residence

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Sridevi’s dynamic personality on screen was loved and adored by her fans and her passing has left a gaping hole in the world of cinema. Here are some of the lesser-known facts about the Chandni of Bollywood: Here are 10 lesser-known facts about Sridevi

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Indian Envoy to UAE on the return of Sridevi’s mortal remains

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Fans waiting outside Sridevi’s house today

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Actor Rajinikanth visits Anil Kapoor’s residence in Mumbai on Monday night.(Express photo by Karma Sonam Bhutia)
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Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, and Karisma Kapoor come to pay their respects

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The official handle of Dubai Police has posted on Twitter: “Following the completion of post-mortem analysis, #DubaiPolice today stated that the death of Indian actress #Sridevi occurred due to drowning in her hotel apartment’s bathtub following loss of consciousness.” They also added, “Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.”

#DubaiPolice has transferred the case to #Dubai Public Prosecution, which will carry out regular legal procedures followed in such cases.2/2
— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) February 26, 2018
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Shah Rukh Khan at Anil Kapoor’s residence 

Sridevi’s last rites will be performed at the Pawan Hans crematorium after a prayer meeting at the Boat Club in Mumbai, as per ANI. 

Shruti Haasan arrives at Kapoor residence with mother Sarika and sister Akshara

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Sridevi’s body could not be repatriated yesterday as the final investigation reports from Dubai Police were not ready by Sunday evening. Indian Consulate officials reveal that after receiving the Police Clearance and forensic report, the other procedures including, immigration and embalming would be completed in the next 3 to 4 hours, a source told Khaleej Times. As reported by PTI, Sridevi’s mortal remains will be ready for repatriation by 2:30 PM.

Mohit Marwah and Antara Motiwala arrive at Anil Kapoor’s residence

Arrangements for Sridevi’s final rites were being finalised on Sunday

(Source: Varinder Chawla) It was for this young couple’s wedding that Sridevi had gone to Dubai.

Sridevi’s co-star Jaya Prada at Anil Kapoor’s residence

Contemporaries Madhuri and Sridevi used to rule the silver screen back in the 80s, while fans remained divided in their loyalties. Veteran actor Madhuri Dixit also dropped by Anil Kapoor’s residence to pay her last respects. (Express Photo by Janak Rathod)

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Kamal Haasan reaches Anil Kapoor’s residence to offer condolences to the bereaved family

Dubai Police has transferred the case to Dubai Public Prosecution

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Also Read | Sridevi demise: Bollywood celebrities drop by Anil Kapoor’s residence to offer condolences While Sridevi’s last rites will be performed after her mortal remains arrive in Mumbai, Bollywood celebrities have begun to drop by Anil Kapoor’s residence to offer their condolences to the family.

Awaiting the arrival of the funeral cortège, the dozens of fans finally lost patience.  Crowds had gathered outside Sridevi’s home in Lokhandwala on Sunday for a glimpse of the deceased superstar.
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As reported by IANS, Sridevi was getting ready for a dinner date with her producer-husband Boney Kapoor before she suffered a cardiac arrest. When Sridevi did not come out of the washroom for long, Boney knocked on the door to check on her. When he got no response, he forced open the door to find the legendary actor lying motionless in the bathtub full of water, the source said. He woke her up and the couple chatted for about 15 minutes before he invited her for dinner. Apparently, Boney flew back from Mumbai and went to her room at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel at around 5:30 PM to ‘surprise’ her, a source close to the family told the Khaleej Times.
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