Sridevi’s body to be released to family, Dubai police gives clearance

The late actor’s body will now be embalmed before her kin can bring her remains back home for the last rites.
Sridevi’s body to be released to family, Dubai police gives clearance
Sridevi’s body to be released to family, Dubai police gives clearance
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The Dubai Police on Tuesday handed over a clearance letter to late actor Sridevi’s family, allowing them to take her body back home to conduct her last rites.

Khaleej Times reported that the body can now proceed for embalming before her mortal remains are moved back to India. They also reported that the Dubai Prosecution Office would not have released the body if they had believed there was any foul play. However, some Indian English TV channels reported that the investigation will continue. 

Meanwhile, Asianet reported that as per Sridevi’s post-mortem report, there was a wound on her head. The channel's Dubai reporter said that the wound could have been because of her fall in the bathtub. However, the post-mortem report has not been made public yet.

On Monday, her death certificate was released, which stated the actor died due to ‘accidental drowning’.

Although the pages of the death certificate accessed by media do not mention it, Gulf News reported that traces of alcohol were found in Sridevi's blood samples.

The actor born as Shree Amma Yanger Ayappan in 1963 in Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu, is survived by her husband and two daughters Jhanvi and Khushi.

Sridevi made her debut as a child artist in Kandhan Karunai at the mere age of four. She went on to play more roles across the southern industries before making her debut with Julie in Bollywood, in a Hindi remake of the Malayalam hit Chattakari.

Sridevi soon became a leading actor in the south and Hindi films and was known for her ability to act, dance as well as comic timing. She acted with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth and many more superstars but always held her own on screen.

While she moved from strength to strength in the film world, her personal life was mired in controversy. She fell in love with the much-married producer Boney Kapoor, giving ample fodder for the gossip mills. The two of them married in 1996 and Sridevi took a break from films. The 1997 Hindi film Judaai was her last major picture.

But the actor was back with a bang in 2012 with English Vinglish, once again proving that she still had a hold over the box-office. She also became active in the television space and made an appearance on Aamir Khan's ‘Satyameva Jayate’ episode.

Sridevi starred in two other films, Puli (Tamil) and Mom (Hindi) after her comeback.

She was awarded the Padma Shri in 2013.

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