President and Prime Minister mourn Sridevi's death
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have taken to Twitter to mourn the untimely demise of the veteran actor
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi mourned the death of veteran actor Sridevi, who died in Dubai last night after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Shocked to hear of passing of movie star Sridevi. She has left millions of fans heartbroken. Her performances in films such as Moondram Pirai, Lamhe and English Vinglish remain an inspiration for other actors. My condolences to her family and close associates #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) February 25, 2018
Saddened by the untimely demise of noted actor Sridevi. She was a veteran of the film industry, whose long career included diverse roles and memorable performances. My thoughts are with her family and admirers in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
Sridevi, 54, was in Dubai to attend the marriage function of actor Sonam Kapoor's cousin Mohit Marwah, accompanied by her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi Kapoor.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi also condoled the death of the vertan actor saying that she was an incredibly talented and versatile actor.
Shocked to hear about the sudden and untimely death of one of India’s favourite actress, Sridevi.— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) February 25, 2018
Sridevi was an incredibly talented and versatile actress whose vast body of work spanned a range of genres and languages.
My condolences to her family. May her soul rest in peace.
Union Minister of Textiles and Information and Broadcasting, Smriti Irani described Sridevi as a powerhouse of acting.
Sridevi - a powerhouse of acting , a long journey embellished with success comes to a sudden end. My condolences to her loved ones and fans.— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) February 25, 2018
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, too, condoled the actor's death saying that her sudden demise was a big loss to the film industry.
Anguished to learn of the sudden demise of veteran film actor Sridevi. She had a long & successful career in the film industry with several remarkable performances. Her demise is a big loss to the film industry. My thoughts are with her family & fans. May her soul rest in peace.— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) February 25, 2018
Sridevi was known for her performances in iconic films like Sigappu Rojakkal, Priya, Johnny, Mr India, Nagina, and Sadma, among many others. The Padma Shri recipient was last seen in Mom in 2017.
She was conferred the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award in 2013.