Sridevi’s body to reach Mumbai soon, funeral on Wednesday

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Mumbai, Feb 27 (IANS) Ending all speculations, the body of well-known Bollywood actress Sridevi Kapoor is expected to reach Mumbai late on Tuesday night, 72 hours after her death in Dubai on Saturday.

According to a statement issued on Tuesday evening on behalf of the Kapoor and Ayyappan families, the body will be kept for three hours at the Celebration Sports Club, Andheri west, near her residence from 9.30 a.m. onwards, to enable people and her fans to pay their last respects.

Her final journey will commence at 2 p.m from the club to the Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium & Hindu Cemetery at S. V. Road in Vile Parle west, where it will reach around 3.30 p.m.

As per present arrangements announced, media will not be permitted either inside the the club or the crematorium.

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The statement was issued on behalf of Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor, their daughters Khushi and Janhvi, and the entire Kapoor and Ayyappan (Sridevi’s side) clans.

Sridevi passed away following accidental drowning in a bathtub in her hotel room in Dubai on Saturday night, plunging Indians, especially and her fans, into shock as the news emanated on Sunday morning.

For three days, the Dubai police authorities completed various legal and medical formalities before the body was finally handed over to the Kapoor family on Tuesday afternoon.

The body, accompanied by a few close family members is expected to be flown to India late tonight in a private aircraft.

–IANS

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