Sridevi receives Padmashri award     AFP
Sridevi receives Padmashri award AFP

New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar today mourned the sudden demise of Sridevi, saying it is hard to digest that the veteran actress is no more. Sridevi passed away late last night reportedly due to cardiac arrest in Dubai, where she had gone along with her family to attend her nephew Mohit Marwah’s wedding. She was 54. “It is really sad. When I woke up and read about it … it is really sad I have no words to express because we all grew up watching her and suddenly to hear that she is no longer with us is hard to digest,” Tendulkar said after flagging off the 3rd IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon today.

“My condolences to her family members and everyone who followed her and loved her for everything that she was and everything she did for us,” he added. Talking about the Marathon, Tendulkar said: “Delhi as always have been competitive and where ever we had other marathons, here we have doubled the numbers. The kind of response we have seen here is magnificent and that clearly shows the awareness that people just don’t want to eat and sit back, they want to work hard and burn those calories and that’s healthy and fit lifestyle.

“We wanted to spread this message of making India fit and healthy. There were HIV patients, few physically challenged, couple of them in wheel chairs. Overall, from teenagers to 70-year-olds participating makes it a special celebration and I hope it continues to grow like this and we get closer to the target, it is a long way to go but we are heading to the right direction.”

Other cricketers like Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman and Ravichandran Ashwin also expressed their sadness on the actress’s demise. Former Pakistan bowler Waqar Younis too seemed saddened by her passing away.






Sridevi is survived by her husband and two daughters.