After winning the best actor award posthumously at the 65th National Film Awards, Sridevi was conferred with the BRICS Business Forum Leadership Award for Lifetime Achievement in Indian Cinema Award. Boney Kapoor’s sister, Reena Marwah, accepted the award and memento on behalf of her late sister-in-law from Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh and Larisa Zelentsova, President of the International Alliance of BRICS (Strategic Projects) and Representative in ECOSOC UN. Also Read - 'Sanitizer Lagana Hai, Haath Dho Ke Hi Jaana Hai': Cop Gives Coronavirus Twist to Bollywood Song | Watch
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It was due to accidental drowning that the Chandni actress passed away on the night of February 24 in Dubai where she extended her stay post Reena’s son, Mohit Marwah’s wedding. Her last remains were brought to India after quite a struggle by her husband, Boney and step son, Arjun Kapoor. Her last rites took place at Vile Parle’s Seva Samaj Crematorium and the Hindu Cemetery with full state honours in Mumbai on February 28. Also Read - Sonnalli Seygall Terms Coronavirus Lockdown a 'Blessing in Disguise'
In her five decade span career in films, Sridevi, 54, featured in many Tamil, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam, and Kannada films. She was widely known as Indian cinema’s first female superstar. Before her sudden demise, she had won a National Film Award, two Filmfare Awards and three Filmfare Awards South. She was even awarded the Padma Shri, the country’s fourth highest civilian accolade, in 2013, for her contributions to the entertainment industry. She was also bestowed with honorary awards by the state governments of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.