Sridevi's ashes to be immersed in Rameswaram on Saturday

An ocean of fan following and Bollywood celebs paid their last respects to the actress, who won a million hearts. 

Sridevi's ashes to be immersed in Rameswaram on Saturday
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Chennai: An urn carrying the ashes of Bollywood Superstar Sridevi was brought to Chennai on Friday by her husband Boney Kapoor for immersion in the sea off Rameswaram.

The ashes brought by Kapoor in a special aircraft will be taken to the holy island town of Rameswaram on Saturday and immersed in the sea there, PTI quoted airport sources as saying.

Legendary actress Sridevi breathed her last on February 24, 2018, in Dubai where she had gone to attend the wedding of actor nephew Mohit Marwah. The superstar died around midnight leaving her family and friends in a state of shock.

Sridevi was cremated with full state honours at the Celebration Sports Club Garden No. 5, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West on February 28, 2018. Her mortal remains were wrapped in tri-colour and her entire family was in a state of grief.

As per Hindu traditions, immersion of ashes or 'Asthi Visarjan' is an important ritual after the body is cremated and the soul leaves for the heavenly abode.

Asthi Visarjan requires the immersion of ashes in flowing water stream. Usually, ashes are immersed in the holy river Ganges after a proper ritual is performed at the ghats.

An ocean of fan following and Bollywood celebs paid their last respects to the actress, who won a million hearts. Her sudden and untimely death not only shook the entire nation but also created a void which can never be filled. She was 54.

Dubai Public Prosecutor's Office put an end to speculation about the cause of her death, saying the actress 'accidentally drowned' in the bathtub following a loss of consciousness, and that the 'case was now closed'. 

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