Legendary actress Sridevi gave everyone a big shock as she passed away in Dubai on 24th Feb 2018. The death was sudden and left everyone in extreme sadness.
The mortal remains of Sridevi arrived in India last night after all the formal and legal verification by authorities in Dubai. A huge crowd of fans gathered outside the house of Sridevi and the place where here condolence meet was held. The people couldn’t stop bursting out in tears while seeing their favourite actress for the last time.
Sridevi was dressed in her favourite red and golden Kanjeevaram saree for the last journey. Her husband Boney, daughters Janhvi and Khushi along with other family members paid last respects. The moment was really emotional for everyone.
However, one thing that made a lot of people arise questions was the draping of Sridevi’s body in tricolor.
A lot of people were not happy about Sridevi’s mortal remains being draped in national flag because she was not a martyr. Here’s how they tweeted-
— Mufee (@mufeemaddy) February 28, 2018
Hadd hai nautanki ki. Now please half-mast tricolor flags at all govt offices also.. #Sridevi
— justice arnab (@justicearnab) February 28, 2018
I don't understand that why they wrapped Sridevi in TRICOLOR, that honour is for our realife heroes who sacrificed their lives for us.
She was only an actress. I dont want to hurt anyone, its my point of view. I respect her but she should not b wrapped in TRICOLOR. pic.twitter.com/3PU1pJ41de
— Satyam (@saty24t) February 28, 2018
Why is Sridevi body wrapped in Tricolor, violation of Flag code of India. This dilutes the value of state funeral which is reserved for state/Military/Central Paramilitary Forces funerals. #sridevi#sridevifuneral
— Pradeep (@KYPradeep) February 28, 2018
Yhi aap great India bna rhe the, Sri Devi ko India tricolor me wrapp krke, ye kya Indian flag ki beijati nhi hai? @PMOIndia
— Abhishek Singh (@iamabhi45) February 28, 2018
Yes late sridevi was a very good actress but why was she wrapped in tricolor I think only Shaheed have the right to be wrapped on tricolor@sardanarohit what are your thoughts on this
— siddheshwar (@sidutge25) February 28, 2018
The reason behind wrapping her in tricolor
Sridevi was not wrapped in tricolor by the Kapoor family as per to their personal will.
Reportedly, the Maharashtra government decided to give Sridevi full state honours during her last journey.
Sridevi was honoured with Padma Shri in 2013 and was among the greatest personalities of Indian Cinema ever. Hence it was the decision of state government itself to give her a legendary farewell.
We pray for the soul of Sridevi and hope the God gives strength to the family she has left behind. It must be really tough for Boney, Janhvi and Khushi and we pray that they get all the force to deal with the sadness. RIP.