The legendary Sridevi Ji bid goodbye to thousand of fans in Mumbai on Wednesday and left the entire country with a broken heart. The fans showed their love for the actress who was a perfect definition of beauty or ‘Roop ki Rani’ as she was popularly known, by gathering in numbers at her funeral. Her funeral was marked by a plethora of Bollywood celebrities who came to pay their last tribute to the actress.
Sridevi’s body was landed in the country on Tuesday night after the Dubai Police gave the final clearance on Tuesday afternoon. Authorities in Dubai determined that the actress lost her life as a result of accidental drowning in the bathtub.
Her funeral was organized at the Celebration Sports Club in Lokhandwala, a few steps away from her home. Her friends and colleagues in the film industry made sure they got a final glimpse of her on the day. Before her final journey to the crematorium, Sridevi ji was wrapped in the Indian tricolour while her family stood aside her devoting their prayers.
Sridevi’s wish was to go out in dazzling white and her family kept her last wish in the perfect manner. She was kept under a white canopy of tuberoses in a large hall where people entered to see her for one last time. However, the security arrangement at the place was top notch to prevent any chaos and disturbance on the day.
Holding flowers and posters, chanting mantras, fans walked solemnly through the barricades towards the large hall in the club where Sridevi lay in state. There were people — nearly a lakh — from all cross-sections of society who paid their tribute to the actress who gave meaning to their lives for years with numerous evergreen performances.
The queen of chiffon was draped in a magenta and gold silk sari. Sridevi’s final journey was in a decorated truck carrying the iconic actor’s mortal remains to the Vile Parle crematorium. At the front of the truck, there was a big cutout of her smiling face, ringed in by white and gold flowers.