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To mark Sridevi’s first death anniversary on Sunday (February 24), husband Boney Kapoor donated the legendary actress’ favourite Kota sari from her collection to an NGO Concern India Foundation. The NGO put the saree on auction, for which the bidding, which has already begun at Rs 40,000 and is likely to exceed Rs 1,30,000.
The auction is being held on Parisera, which is a website that sells handicrafts. The proceeds from the auction would be shared with the NGO.
Describing her sari, the website wrote, “Being born in a South-Indian household, the actress has worn saris as a badge of her identity and has always infused a sense of unique charisma into its pleats. For the auction, the family has chosen a Kota sari. It is light, bright and emanates the perfect essence of Sridevi. Its versatility is widely known, this stylish weave can be worn to a reception, soirée or to a simple party. Handmade silver trinkets or a string of pearls will enhance the beauty of this luxurious weave.”
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. https://t.co/WMI13FGsQy pic.twitter.com/WbLrOHEeT8— Parisera.com (@parisera) February 20, 2019
Last year in Dubai, Sridevi passed away due to accidental drowning where she had gone to attend a family wedding.