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Janhvi Kapoor's emotional tribute to Sridevi

In an emotional message, Sridevi’s daughter advises followers to cherish their parents

Compiled by Evangeline Elsa, Community Solutions Editor
12:50 March 3, 2018
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Sridevi’s daughter, Janhvi Kapoor, has posted an emotional tribute to her mother a week after the Bollywood icon died in Dubai.

In an Instagram post, Kapoor advised her followers to cherish their parents. She wrote: “On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace.”

 

On my birthday, the only thing I ask of all of you is that you love your parents. Cherish them and devote yourself to making them feel that love. They have made you. And I ask that you remember my mother fondly, pray for her soul to rest in peace. Let the love and adulation you’ll showered on her continue and please know that the biggest part of my mother was the love she shared with papa. And their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world. Nothing as joyful and pure and no two people as devoted to one another as they were. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it. Preserving the sanctity of what they had would mean the world not only to my mother but also to a man who’s entire being revolved around her, and her two children who are all that remains of their love. Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his “Jaan”. She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles. It mattered a great deal to her to give love and to get love. For people to be good and gracious and kind. She didn’t understand frustration or malice or jealousy. So let’s be that. Let’s be full of only good and give only love. That would make her happy, to know that even in death, she gave you all something. The courage and inspiration to fill yourselves with nothing but love and rid yourselves of bitterness in any way and form. That’s what she stood for. Dignity, strength and innocence. Thank you for the love and support everyone has shown us in the past couple of days. It’s given us hope and strength and we can’t thank you all enough.

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She emphasised on the strong relationship that Sridevi and her husband, Boney Kapoor, shared: “Let the love and adulation you’ll showered on her continue and please know that the biggest part of my mother was the love she shared with papa. And their love is immortal because there was nothing like it in the whole world."

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"Nothing as joyful and pure and no two people as devoted to one another as they were. Please respect that because it hurts to think anyone would ever try to tarnish it. Preserving the sanctity of what they had would mean the world not only to my mother but also to a man who’s entire being revolved around her, and her two children who are all that remains of their love. Me and Khushi have lost our mother but papa has lost his ‘Jaan’. 
She was so much more than just an actor or a mother or a wife. She was the ultimate and the best in all these roles," Kapoor wrote.

 

Missing Janu😔❤️

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Kapoor added in her tribute that her mother stood for: “Dignity, strength and innocence.” She ended her note thanking Sridevi’s fans: “Thank you for the love and support everyone has shown us in the past couple of days. It’s given us hope and strength and we can’t thank you all enough.”

Sridevi's untimely death had sent shock waves across India. She was found dead in the bathtub of her hotel room in Jumeirah Emirates Towers hotel in Dubai. Authorities confirmed that she died due to "accidental drowning".

The actress, who started her career in Tamil films, was cremated on February 28.

Her family released an emotional statement thanking all her fans for their support and urged the media to respect their privacy.

An urn carrying Sridevi’s ashes was flown to Chennai on Friday by her husband, Boney Kapoor, for immersion in the sea off Rameswaram.