Sridevi funeral attracts highest number of mourners

sri-deviWrapped in the tricolour, Sridevi began her final journey with thousands of mourners jostling with each other to catch a glimpse of her cortege as it slowly made its way through the city to the Vile Parle crematorium.

Thousands of fans and Bollywood actors have paid their final respects to film star Sridevi Kapoor who died in Dubai. Huge crowds of mourners, some carrying roses, others holding photos of the late actress, lined streets of Mumbai to see their idol embark on her last journey.

Traffic in parts of Mumbai came to a complete standstill as a sea of mourners walked along with the hearse to bid farewell to Sridevi.

Actress Sridevi’s funeral is estimated to have attracted the highest number of mourners, ranking on par with the previous biggest funeral processions of the legendary singer Mohammed Rafi (July 1980: around a million mourners), and India’s first superstar Rajesh Khanna (July 2012: a little less than a million mourners).

The other big funerals of non-political personalities in Mumbai included those of Raj Kapoor (June 1988) and Vinod Khanna (April 2017).