Saddened by the demise of actress Sridevi: PM Modi

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 08:30

Actress Sridevi’s death left everyone in shock. A pall of gloom has descended on movie industry. Condolences are pouring in. She had married film producer Boney Kapoor with whom she had two daughters – Jahnvi Kapoor and Khushi Kapoor.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his condolences. "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," he said.

President Ram Nath Kovind also offered condolences to Sridevi’s family members. He tweeted: "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." 

Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana also offered condolences. Telangana CM KCR sent a statement: "Hon'ble CM Sri KCR has expressed his deep sorrow over sudden demise of well-known actress Sridevi. He said Sridevi who acted in Telugu, Hindi & several other Indian languages films had captivated the cine-goers with her acting skills & had earned countless fans. It is unfortunate that Sridevi, who was still active in film industry, died at a young age. CM has conveyed his condolences to the members of the bereaved family."