In a shocking update to the alleged affair between Indian Union Minister of Shashi Tharoor and Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, Tharoor’s 52-year-old wife Sunanda Pushkar has been found dead at a five-star hotel in Delhi.
According to Press Trust of India, high level police sources said Tharoor informed the police of his wife's death. No suicide note has been found so far.
Speaking to reporters, Shashi Tharoor's personal assistant said: "I can't say what caused her death, the body will be taken for post-mortem."
"When Tharoor reached his suite at 8:30 PM, he went inside the bedroom and then called me," the Minister's personal secretary added.
Tharoor’s wife, Sunanda, was also suffering from Lupus and was diagnosed with stomach Tuberculosis.
The late Sunanda was reportedly last seen around 3.30 in the evening at the hotel lobby.
The tragic news comes a day after a Twitter war has broken out between Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor and Pakistani columnist Mehr Tarar. Pushkar accused Ms. Mehr of stalking her husband and being an ISI spy where as Mehr Tarar denied the charges; the Twitter war went viral. Shashi Tharoor later claimed both his and his wife’s accounts were hacked.
Among the first reactions to her death on Twitter was that of Mehr Tarar:
What the hell. Sunanda. Oh my God.— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) January 17, 2014
I just woke up and read this. I'm absolutely shocked. This is too awful for words. So tragic I don't know what to say. Rest in peace,Sunanda— Mehr Tarar (@MehrTarar) January 17, 2014
People who knew the couple or were caught on the latest happenings of the Twitter feud of yesterday have been left shocked by the unexpected turn of events.
I am Stunned to know about Sunanda Pushkar’s sudden death. She was bright, forthright, loving & full of life. Really sad & tragic.— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) January 17, 2014
Good people like Sunanda, are rare...a truly positive soul. it's a personal loss...— Sonu Nigam (@sonuniigaam) January 17, 2014
Union minister Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar found dead in a Hotel Room at Delhi.Guess she knew much more secrets.Hands of ISI? #RIP— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) January 17, 2014
Absolutely Shocked to hear about Sunanda!!!....tragic to say the least....— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) January 17, 2014
It is a sad news to hear of the death of Shasi Tharoor's wife Sunanda.Condolences! Money and popularity do not make people happy.!!!— Babu Manjuran (@BabuManjuran1) January 17, 2014
Sad! But look th co incidence Twitter always caused maximum damaged in Mr.S Tharoor life.Ths time it wil be unreparable RIP #Sunanda Pushkar— sundeep pal (@paltheindian) January 17, 2014
People responsible would be busy with finding means to manipulate postmortem report, hotel staff, hotel's video footage etc..Sunanda Pushkar— Lucky Saluja (@luckysaluja) January 17, 2014
Classic "Shoot the Messenger" behaviour going on. You think stupid jokes on Twitter were responsible for the death of Sunanda Pushkar?— Dhishkyaon (@Dhaanu) January 17, 2014
Details related to the tragic death of Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor are awaited. Whatever they may be a life has ended taking with it the secrets of the last few turbulent days of her life.