It has been a year now that India lost Sridevi, one of the most celebrated Bollywood actresses. On her first death anniversary, which is on 24 February, one of her favourite sarees has been put on auction.
On 20 February, the official twitter handle of Parisera, a Chennai-based online platform that specialises in Indian handicrafts, shared a tweet about the auction.
“Parisera invites you to participate in the auction of Actress Sridevi’s handwoven Kota sari. Mr Boney Kapoor has chosen the 27-Year old Non-Profit organization Concern India Foundation to receive the proceeds from the auction,” the tweet read.
Parisera is hosting the auction ‘Being Generous, With Sridevi’. The Kapoor family has decided to donate the proceeds from the auction to Concern India Foundation, a charitable trust which has programmes for the benefit of women, children, the differently abled, the underprivileged and the elderly and works in the fields of education, health and community development.
Earlier this month, Sridevi’s husband Boney Kapoor and her daughters — Janhvi and Khushi — held a puja in her remembrance in Chennai.
Sridevi passed away on February 24, 2018, by way of accidental drowning in a bathtub in a Dubai hotel, leaving the film industry, her family and legions of fans in shock, report The Statesman.