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Actor Sridevi passes away

Actor Sridevi (1963-2018): Image courtesy: Bollywood Hungama
Actor Sridevi (1963-2018): Image courtesy: Bollywood Hungama

Veteran actor Sridevi breathed her last in Dubai on Saturday. The actor, who made a mark early in her career acting in Tamil films, died due to cardiac arrest.

Sridevi, 55, is survived by her husband Boney Kapoor and two daughters. She was in Dubai to celebrate a family function. Here are some of the pictures taken during the event:

Sridevi with family

Sridevi with daughter

Regarded as the ‘first female superstar’ of India, the actress was a recipient of Padma Shri, the fourth highest civilian award, in 2013.

The actor was born in Sivakasi on August 13, 1963.

Industry in shock over Sridevi’s death

Here’s how the industry reacted to her death:

Kamal Haasan: “Have witnessed Sridevi’s life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma’s lullaby haunts me now. We’ll miss her.”

Rajinikanth: “I’m shocked and very disturbed. I’ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridev … you will be missed.”

Priyanka Chopra: “I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP”

Mallika Sherawat: “Heartbroken & shocked to know that #Sridevi ji is no more !! What a sad day for all of us … #RIPSridevi”

Akshay Kumar: “Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP 🙏🏻”

Hansika Motwani: “Shocked ! I can’t even believe this … this can’t be true . Still in shock . This is the darkest day in Indian cinema . A legend , A true star , an act par excellence , any amount of words will fall flat to express the demise of #sridevi ji , gone to soon.”

Singer Amit Trivedi: “#Sridevi Mam is no more ? Is this for real 😳 can’t come to terms.i am deeply shocked and saddened.just met her 2 weeks back during padman screening and how much she appreciated the film and the score and she is gone so soon..RIP 🙏”

Singer Daler Mahendi: “Heartbroken & shocked to hear that #Sridevi is no more. May god give peace to her soul & strength to the family.”

Adnan Sami: “I am at a loss for words & jolted as if struck by lightening at this late hour of the night to learn about the shocking & tragic news & untimely demise of #Sridevi ji. Heartbroken. She was India’s sweetheart, an incredible artiste & a beautiful human being. Gone too soon. RIP.🙏”

Yo Yo Honey Singh: “Shocked by this news.Thoughts and prayers to the family.RIP #Sridevi Ji.”

Shweta Pandit: “Waking up so shaken with this news. No words. Just shocked. My favorite #Sridevi the only one who could make me cry like a baby while watching her movies. Such a legend, gone too soon”