Sridevi's last rites to be conducted Monday afternoon

Sridevi in a still from Chandni. Photograph:( Others )

WION Web Team Mumbai, Maharashtra, India Feb 26, 2018, 02.19 AM (IST)

Actress Sridevi's body will be brought back to Mumbai in the early hours of Monday from Dubai. The autopsy has been completed and the body will be flown back as per the scheduled time. 

Sridevi's body will be kept at her home where friends, family, and colleagues are expected to pay their last respect. The last rites are likely to take place in Mumbai at noon today.

Sridevi's body could not be repatriated on Sunday as the final investigation reports from Dubai Police were not ready by late evening, officials dealing with the legal formalities were quoted as saying by the report.

Officials also said that as per usual protocols, these tests take up to 24 hours in the case a person has died outside a hospital in Dubai. The same safety and administrative protocols are being followed by the police in this case as well.

Sridevi, 54, was in Dubai for a family wedding when she suffered a cardiac arrest. Her husband Boney Kapoor and younger daughter Khushi were by her side when she breathed her last. 

The actress was reportedly found unconscious in her hotel bathroom and was rushed to the hospital where she was declared brought dead.

According to sources, a prayer meeting will be organised on Tuesday at Mumbai's Boat Club by the Kapoor family.