Lobsang Sangay, the president of Tibetan-government-in-exile is among those who admired the Indian actress.
Smriti Irani, president of Tibetan-government-in-exile mourn Sridevi's death
Mumbai - 26 Feb 2018 12:00 IST
The sudden and shocking death of veteran actress Sridevi has left the nation distraught. Her popularity stretched beyond the Indian sub-continent. Lobsang Sangay, the president of Tibetan-government-in-exile is among those who admired the Indian actress and mourned her loss.
“Sad to learn an unexpected death of Sri Devi. Enjoyed all her movies during Delhi University days. Like millions I will miss her too,” Sangay tweeted.
Sad to learn an unexpected death of Sri Devi. Enjoyed all her movies during Delhi University days. Like millions I will miss her too.— Lobsang Sangay (@Drlobsangsangay) February 25, 2018
Sangay’s family had taken refuge in Darjeeling, India where he was born. He got his Bacherlor of Arts (Hons) and the law degree from the University of Delhi.
Earlier, minister of information and broadcasting and former television star Smriti Irani had also paid rich tributes to Sridevi.
“When I saw the legend up close at work at IFFI [International Film Festival of India], I held her in awe not only for her capacity as an actor but also the discipline with which she approached her craft. Sridevi never demanded protocol — no entourage, no frills,” Irani told CNN News18 new channel.
“My memories of Sridevi are built through my journey from being a fan girl to an actor and then my role as a politician. I have had opportunities to meet Sridevi in public engagements and industry events, and each time I went back knowing a little more about her. She was a woman who knew her mind and despite the challenges that came her way, she approached life with a lot of dignity. The actor in me was influenced by her work in movies like Chaal Baaz , Chandni , Sadma  and the effortless performance in Lamhe ,” she said.
Sridevi’s mortal remains are expected to be brought to Mumbai later today where her funeral will take place at the Pawan Hans crematorium in Juhu.