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Sridevi's body to be brought to India in Anil Ambani's aircraft


The actress passed away in Dubai late on Saturday (24 February) night due to cardiac arrest.

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IANS

Indian industrial magnate Anil Ambani has sent an aircraft to Dubai to bring back actress Sridevi's body to India later on Sunday (25 February), sources said.

The 13-seater private jet, belonging to Reliance Transport & Travel Ltd, left Mumbai for Dubai around 1.30pm on Sunday.

"It is expected to return with the body and the immediate bereaved family members late tonight," the sources added.

The funeral will take place today (26 February) at noon.

Sridevi (1963-2018): Chandni fades away

Sridevi, 54, passed away in Dubai late on Saturday (24 February) night, plunging the entire country into a pall of gloom as her fans and admirers expressed shock and disbelief.

The actress breathed her last on Saturday night at around 11pm following cardiac arrest. She was rushed to the nearby Rashid Hospital but was pronounced dead on admission.

Sridevi was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of her nephew Mohit Marwah, along with husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi.

The actress is remembered for her performance is some of the iconic Bollywood films like Mr. India (1987), Nagina (1986), Sadma (1983), Chaal Baaz (1989), Chandni (1989), Khuda Gawah (1992), among many others.

The Padma Shri recipient, who made a comeback to Hindi cinema in 2012 with Gauri Shinde's English Vinglish after a long break of 15 years, was last seen in Mom in 2017.