Leaving her fans and Bollywood in a state of shock, Sridevi (54) passed away as she suffered a massive cardiac arrest last night in Dubai. Sridevi, who was last seen in her film Mom (in 2017), had gone to Dubai, along with her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi, to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding.
After the news of Sridevi’s death broke out, her fans gathered outside her Mumbai’s house and a lot Bollywood biggies visited her place to be by her elder daughter Jhanvi’s side. Jhanvi didn’t accompany her parents and sister to Dubai as she was shooting in Mumbai for her debut film Dhadak, which is a remake of super hit Marathi film Sairat.
Condolences messages of the grieved and shocked admirers and associates of Sridevi’s are pouring in on social media. PM Modi also expresses his grief as he tweeted an hour back that he’s saddened at the untimely death of the actress.
Sridevi had recently shot for Shah Rukh Khan’s upcoming film Zero (to be released in December) where she’d be seen in a special appearance.
Check out some tweets by PM Modi, Congress party and some Bollywood celebrities…
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
I’m shocked and very disturbed. I’ve lost a dear friend and the industry has lost a true legend. My heart goes out to her family and friends. I feel the pain with them #RIPSridev … you will be missed.
? Rajinikanth (@superstarrajini) February 25, 2018
Shocked beyond words to hear about the sad and untimely demise of #Sridevi. A dream for many, had the good fortune of sharing screen space with her long ago and witnessed her continued grace over the years. Thoughts and prayers with the family. RIP ????????
Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) February 25, 2018
Have witnessed Sridevi’s life from an adolescent teenager to the magnificeint lady she became. Her stardom was well deserved. Many happy moments with her flash through my mind including the last time I met her. Sadma’s lullaby haunts me now. We’ll miss her
? Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) February 25, 2018
SHOCKING. JOLTED. Am I having a horrible dream. Sridevi no more? This is SO SO SAD. AND SO SO NOT FAIR. One of the most brilliant, elegant and talented actresses ever. The queen of Indian cinema. And a friend. Worked with her in so many movies. So many amazing memories…..
Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) February 25, 2018
We regret to hear about the passing away of Sridevi. An actor par excellence. A legend who will continue to live in our hearts through her stellar body of work.
Our deepest condolences to her loved ones. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the UPA Govt in 2013. pic.twitter.com/kZYrYYyrlI
? Congress (@INCIndia) February 25, 2018
I am shocked . I have no words. My condolences to the family , friends and fans of cinemas darling … Sridevi ji .. #RIPSridevi
Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) February 24, 2018
Deeply saddened and shocked to hear about #Sridevi Ji. My prayers and condolences to the family.
? Johny Lever (@iamjohnylever) February 24, 2018
Terrible terrible news…. Am shocked beyond words. SRIDEVI ji No More … ???????? RIP
? Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) February 24, 2018
? Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) February 24, 2018
? Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) February 24, 2018
I just heard Maam Sridevi passed away due to a massive cardiac arrest. I am in shock…cant stop crying…
? sushmita sen (@thesushmitasen) February 24, 2018
I have no words. Condolences to everyone who loved #Sridevi . A dark day . RIP
? PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Ye Lamhe , ye pal hum har pal yaad karenge.. ye mausam chale gaye toh hum fariyad karenge.. #RIPSridevi
? PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) February 24, 2018
Anil Deshmukh granted permission to travel outside Mumbai
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and former Home Minister of Maharashtra Anil Deshmukh on Monday was granted permission to travel outside Mumbai for four weeks by a special court on Monday. Deshmukh had sought permission to visit his constituency, which is also his hometown, Nagpur.
The application was filed by Deshmukh through his lawyer, Inderpal Singh, stating that he is a native of Nagpur with deep family roots in the city apart from being an elected representative of his constituency.
“The applicant craves a benevolent indulgence of this court to permit him to travel outside Greater Mumbai, including District Nagpur, for a limited duration of about four weeks so as to maintain continuity in his social and family ties and also visit his original and permanent home/constituency,” the plea stated.
The plea further added that “the applicant needs to have due legal consultation with his lawyers in New Delhi for further course of strategy in the present and connected cases.”
Interesting facts you didn’t know about Union Budget | Must Read
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fifth straight Union Budget when she presented financial statements and tax proposals for fiscal year 2023-24.
Here are some lesser known facts about Union Budget…
The British government presented India’s first ever Union Budget on April 7, 1860.
The first budget of independent India was presented by country’s first Finance Minister RK Shanmukham Chetty on November 26, 1947.
Even though traditionally, the finance ministers present the budget, Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi are the only Prime Ministers to have presented the Union Budget instead of Finance Ministers.
Until 1955, the Union Budget was presented in English. However, the Congress government then decided to print the Budget papers in both Hindi and English.
In 2019, Sitharaman became the second woman to table the budget after Indira Gandhi who presented the budget for the year 1970-71.
Earlier, the government tabled the rail budget separately for 92 years but since 2017, the rail budget was merged with the Union Budget.
Until 1999, the government tabled the Union Budget at 5 pm on the last working day of February as per British era practice but
former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha changed the timing to 11 am. Years after, late Finance Minister Arun Jaitely changed the budget presentation to February 1.
There’s a customary event called the ‘halwa ceremony’ that is held every year ahead of the Union Budget. It is considered as a gesture of appreciation for all people who have worked on the Union Budget.
To ensure the secrecy of the budget document, a lock-in process is followed – in which all the officials involved
in preparing the Budget come out of Parliament’s North Block only after the Finance Minister has presented the budget.
In 2021, Sitharaman became the first to table paperless Union Budget.
Former Prime Minister Moraraji Desai holds the record of presenting 10 budgets as finance minister, which is the maximum so far.
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