Amitabh Bachchan shares Kaifi Azmi’s couplet, meant for Guru Dutt, on Sridevi’s funeral

Amitabh Bachchan has tweeted that lyricist Javed Akhtar shared a couplet with him at Sridevi's cremation. Kaifi Azmi wrote the couplet at the time of Guru Dutt’s death.
The last rites of Sridevi underway in Mumbai on February 28.(IANS)
The last rites of Sridevi underway in Mumbai on February 28.(IANS)
Updated on Mar 01, 2018 10:24 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi

Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan has shared a couplet recited to him by lyricist Javed Akhtar at Sridevi’s funeral. The actor has been mourning the death of his Khuda Gawaah co-star ever since her death on Saturday.

In his tweet, he shared that famed poet Kaifi Azmi wrote the couplet on actor Guru Dutt’s death in 1964. Amitabh wrote on Twitter, “Rehne ko sada dehar me aata nahi koi, tum jaise gaye aise bhi jata nahi koi. Dehar means the world. Javed Akhtar narrated this sher to me at funeral of Sridevi .. said it was written at time of Guru Dutt demise ; but so appropriate for today.”

Just a few hours before the news of Sridevi’s sudden death in a Dubai hotel spread through social media, Big B had tweeted to his followers that he was feeling uneasy that night.

Over the past few days, the actor has been tweeting about the need for humanity to “go back to love”.

Sridevi was cremated on Wednesday evening with state honours at the Vile Parle Seva Samaj Crematorium and Hindu Cemetery in Mumbai. While her husband Boney Kapoor, step son Arjun Kapoor, daughters Khushi and Janhvi and nephew Mohit Marwah accompanied the body in the hearse, Bollywood stars Amitabh, Shah Rukh Khan, Arjun Rampal, Katrina Kaif, Satish Kaushik, Rohit Shetty, Vidya Balan and Sidharth Roy Kapur attended the funeral at Vile Parle.

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