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Sridevi cremated with State Honours, thousands say bye

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Bollywood superstar -- the popular film industry's first woman to hold that title - Sridevi Kapoor, 54, was cremated with state honours on Wednesday evening, four days after her unfortunate death by accidental drowning in Dubai.

Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium ground

Before her final journey to the crematorium from the sports club, Sridevi was draped in the tricolour and her entire family stood next to her.

Since early morning, thousands stood patiently outside the sports club, in nearly a mile-long queue at all moments, for a last glimpse of the Padma Shri actress.

Here are the LIVE updates:

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5:55 PM, 28 Feb
Sridevi cremated with state honors. Her husband Boney Kapoor lit the funeral fire, according to Deccan Chronicle. Daughter Janhvi and Khushi also accompanied the hearse.
5:24 PM, 28 Feb
Last rites ceremony of Sridevi begins at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium in Mumbai.
5:06 PM, 28 Feb
Anil Ambani, Anupam Kher and Arjun Rampal reach Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium.
5:05 PM, 28 Feb
Vidya Balan, her husband Siddharth Roy Kapur, Farhan Akhtar, Dia Mirza and her husband Sahil Sangha arrive at the Crematorium.
4:57 PM, 28 Feb
Visuals from outside Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium
4:20 PM, 28 Feb
Prasoon Joshi, Randhir & Rajiv Kapoor arrive at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium
4:19 PM, 28 Feb
Shahrukh Khan arrives at Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium
4:18 PM, 28 Feb
Huge crowd outside Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium
2:42 PM, 28 Feb
Sridevi is dressed in her favourite Kanjeevaram red and golden saree for her final journey. Her body has been kept in a glass casket.
2:30 PM, 28 Feb
Mortal remains of Sridevi wrapped in tricolour, accorded state honours.
2:29 PM, 28 Feb
The cremation will take place at 3:30 PM in Vile Parle's Seva Samaj Crematorium.
2:26 PM, 28 Feb
Mortal remains of Sridevi cremated with state honours
2:16 PM, 28 Feb
Mortal remains of Sridevi being taken for cremation
2:16 PM, 28 Feb
Mortal remains of Sridevi wrapped in tricolour, to be cremated with state honours.
2:12 PM, 28 Feb
Rekha, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan, Manish Malhotra, Shahid Kapoor and wife Mira pay their last respects to Sridevi.
2:12 PM, 28 Feb
Sridevi's body will leave for the Vile Parle crematorium after a puja.
2:12 PM, 28 Feb
Thousands of heartbroken fans lined the streets of Mumbai to say goodbye to Sridevi.
12:21 PM, 28 Feb
Sridevi to be cremated with state honours, Mumbai Police band reaches Celebration Sports Club.
11:40 AM, 28 Feb
Tamil Nadu: Students of primary school owned by family of Sridevi paid tributes to the actress in Sivakasi.
11:39 AM, 28 Feb
Green Acres society, where Sridevi resided, cancels Holi celebrations in view of the actor's demise Mumbai
11:10 AM, 28 Feb
Jacqueline Fernandez, Kajol & Ajay Devgn arrive at Mumbai's Celebration Sports Club
11:09 AM, 28 Feb
Rashmitha Thackeray and Aditya Thackeray arrived at Lokhandwala’s Celebration Sports Club to pay tribute to the iconic Bollywood actress.
11:07 AM, 28 Feb
Choreographer Saroj Khan, actress Jaya Bachchan & Madhuri Dixit arrive at Mumbai's Celebration Sports Club Sridevi
10:49 AM, 28 Feb
Sushmita Sen and Aishwarya Rai arrive at Mumbai's Celebration Sports Club to pay last respects to Sridevi.
10:48 AM, 28 Feb
Hema Malini and Isha Deol arrive at Celebration Sports Club to pay last respects to Sridevi
10:48 AM, 28 Feb
Family members Sanjay Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor & Harshvardhan Kapoor arrive at Celebration Sports Club.
9:55 AM, 28 Feb
People queue up outside Celebration Sports Club to pay tributes to Sridevi.
9:55 AM, 28 Feb
Filmmaker Farah Khan & actor Sonam Kapoor arrive at Celebration Sports Club
9:44 AM, 28 Feb
It's media job to ask questions, it's people's call if they want to throw it in the dustbin or not. At this moment, family is in a lot of pain. Daughters have lost their mother at such a young age. We should pray for them: Anu Kapoor at Celebration Sports Club in Mumbai
9:34 AM, 28 Feb
Sridevi's mortal brought to Celebration Sports Club, where people will pay their last respects to the actor, funeral to take place later today.
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Sridevi made her acting debut in 1978 with Solva Sawan and went on to become a household name with Jeetendra-starrer Himmatwaala. She is survived by husband Boney and two daughters- Khushi and Jhanvi; Jhanvi is all set to make her Bollywood debut with Dhadak.

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