Sridevi’s Mortal Remains To Leave Dubai In Few Hours
An Indian Consulate official has confirmed that veteran actress Sridevi’s mortal remains will be ready for repatriation between 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Dubai time) on Monday. Notably, the time difference between India and Dubai is 1 hour 30 minutes; hence the mortal remains will leave from Dubai by 3.30 p.m. Indian Standard Time.
Sridevi’s body could not be repatriated yesterday as the final investigation reports from Dubai Police were not ready last evening. Reliance Communications (RCom) chairman Anil Ambani has reportedly offered to fly her remains back home in his private jet.
Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri and Consul General of India in Dubai Vipul, Indian Consulate representatives were coordinating with Dubai Police and other authorities concerned. However, the procedures to sent Sridevi’s body to India could not be completed yesterday before office hours in local departments here. The Kapoor family in a statement issued last night said that her body will arrive in India today.
The ‘Mom’ actress passed away in her hotel room in the Jumeirah Emirates Towers at 11 p.m. on Saturday, a source in the Indian Consulate in Dubai said. She reportedly had a fainting spell in her bathroom and was immediately rushed to Rashid Hospital in Dubai. The hotel, however, refused to comment on the matter.
Sources in the Indian Consulate said that Sridevi’s was brought dead to the hospital. Meanwhile, celebrities and fans have been flocking to the bungalow of Anil Kapoor, brother-in-law to the actress, to pour in their condolences.
Actress Tabu, director Farah Khan, choreographer Saroj Khan, actor Farhan Akhtar along with mother Honey Irani are among the celebrities who have already arrived at the Kapoor’s residence to be a part of the ritual meeting. Appropriate preparations at Pawan Hans crematorium, where the actress will be cremated, are underway.