The news of Sridevi Kapoor’s sudden demise that broke out on 25th February left the nation mourning. Bollywood’s cult figure and an icon who bridged the culture gap between the North and the South reportedly died of accidental drowning.
Her mortal remains reached Mumbai after Dubai police closed the case and permitted the family to take her back home for her final journey.
Along with Bollywood, Cricket fraternity was also left disheartened:
So shocked to hear the news of Sridevi ji… met her few months ago at my show … just can’t believe it ..
— Sourav Ganguly (@SGanguly99) February 25, 2018
"I have no words to express how I feel. We have grown up seeing her. It is difficult to digest that she is not with us. My heartiest condolences to her family," – Sachin Tendulkar quoted to ANI on #sridevi untimely demise.
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) February 25, 2018
— Amit Mishra (@MishiAmit) February 25, 2018
कुछ कहानियों का ‘The End’ नहीं होता…ईश्वर इन की आत्मा को शांति दे। pic.twitter.com/L0qIxDv1Gb
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 25, 2018
Gone way too soon. R.I.P. #Sridevi 😞
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) February 25, 2018
Shocked to hear about the demise of #Sridevi ji .Heartfelt Condolences to the family. Om Shanti !
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) February 25, 2018
— Yusuf Pathan (@iamyusufpathan) February 25, 2018
Oh, no! In her own way, she lit up the screen. Such a star! No age to go. #Sridevi.
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) February 24, 2018
मौजूदा सभी अभिनेत्रियों जितना अभिनय तो आपकी आँखों में ही था, बचपन में ग्रामीण क्षेत्रों से लेकर शहर तक आपके जादू का असर देखा, ‘चाँदनी’ कहीं जाएगी नहीं..वो और उनकी विरासत सदा ही हमारे साथ है। #RIPSridevi
— R P Singh (@RpSingh99) February 25, 2018
Absolutely shocked to hear about the passing away of our Bollywood queen #Sridevi . May her soul rest in peace, my deepest condolences to the family 🙏
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) February 25, 2018
Cricketers across the borders mourned for her untimely death:
Saddened by her sudden demise!
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) February 25, 2018
We are deeply saddened by the news of Sridevi’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family #RIP
— waqar younis (@waqyounis99) February 25, 2018
Mahira Khan, brand ambassador of Peshawar Zalmi, Pakistan Super League tweeted:
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 25, 2018
India off-spinner R Ashwin took to Twitter to slam the way media has covered Sridevi’s death:
— Ashwin Ravichandran (@ashwinravi99) February 27, 2018