Boney Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Manish Malhotra, Amar Singh and others performed the “asthi visarjan” ceremony in Hardiwar for Sridevi on 8 March. The legendary actor passed away from “accidental drowning” in Dubai in February.
Informed sources close to the family said the late actor had stopped at Haridwar during a film shoot in 1993 and had promised to return. It was to fulfil this wish of Sridevi that the family decided to immerse her ashes in the holy Ganga after performing a similar ritual at Rameshwaram in Tamil Nadu.
Boney Kapoor broke down at one point as family priests Shiv Kumar Paliwal and Manish Jaiswal performed religious rituals at the VVIP ghat. Anil Kapoor consoled his elder brother.
Uttarakhand Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal and Haridwar Mayor Manoj Garg were present during the immersion of ashes in the Ganges. Earlier, the family carrying the ashes in two urns landed at the Jolly Grant airport in Uttarakhand's capital in the afternoon and then drove in a fleet of cars to Haridwar.
Fashion designer and family friend Manish Malhotra was also present. Later, the family paid obeisance at Harihar temple at Kankhal. Late in the evening, they drove back to Dehradun where they will spend the night at Nature Villa hotel.
It has indeed been a trying time for the family.
With inputs from IANS
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