Late legendary actress Sridevi's first anniversary marks on February 24. The news of her shocking demise last year, on the same day, left the entire nation in the state of despair. No one could really imagine that the Bollywood beauty is no more between us especially after witnessing her enjoying the wedding just a few hours ago in Dubai. It seems like yesterday when her death news broke the internet and people felt it hard to believe it in the first place. Here's a throwback to the gloomy turn of events that happened exactly a year ago. Ram Gopal Varma Shares This Old Picture of Rajinikanth, Salman Khan and Sridevi and We Have to Ask This, ‘Why So Serious?’
When the News Broke...
The morning started with this startling news with all the media mediums flashing the tickr of the same. Social media platforms were flooded with the pictures of the superstar with tributes in different formats. The news came as a disbelief as she was seen having a merry and healthy time at Mohit Marwah and Anatara Motiwala's wedding in Dubai. The pictures from her family wedding were still floating on the social media.
Cause of Death and Post-Martem Reports Revealed
The mysterious death of her accidental drowning in a bath tub in Dubai raised speculations and doubts. Her body was first seen by her husband Boney Kapoor in the hotel. After the investigations and a slight delay in knowing the final report, it was reported that she suffered a cardiac arrest which led to the accident. A report in Khaleej Times said, "Sridevi drowned in her bathtub following a cardiac arrest, the report has confirmed. Traces of alcohol were found in her blood, the report further adds. Social workers are working with the family members to complete the procedure of repatriation."
Janhvi and Khushi
The daughters were in Mumbai when the terrible news came out in open. Janhvi was on the sets of her debut film, Dhadak, when she came to know about the news of her mother's demise and Karan Johar was the one who gave them the emotional support instantly. Both the girls were taken home and the family members were by their side.
The celebs who were equally devastated by the news, reached Anil Kapoor's house soon. Arjun Kapoor, Rani Mukerji, Manish Malhotra, Karan Johar, Rekha, Satish Kaushik, Sonam Kapoor to name a few reached the actor's place. Aamir Khan Gets Into His Iconic Character to Thank Amitabh Bachchan For the Epic Throwback Picture With Salman Khan and Sridevi.
Arjun Kapoor Took Over
Boney Kapoor's first son who was not as close to the family initially, stood like a rock during this heartbreaking moment. The Ishaqzaade actor flew to Dubai to bring the mortal remains of the actress. He also took care of both his sisters post he reached Mumbai.
Last Journey and State Honor
Her last journey procession was truly a heart shattering moment for the whole country. Her last journey was carried out from 2 pm from Celebration Sports Club to Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery. Before cremation, her body was kept at Celebration Sports Club in Lokhandwala to pay last respects. She was bestowed with the state honor and draped in tricolor.
Boney Kapoor, Janhvi and Khushi flew off to Rameshwaram to immerse the ashes in the sea. The trio went to Rameshwaram in a special aircraft. The picture went viral in no time, leaving the fans in tears. It has been a year and yet the heart sinks deep as we go through this unlucky day. You'll be missed forever, Sridevi.