New Delhi, Aug 18: Suvra Mukherjee, the First Lady of India, passed away on Tuesday, Aug 18. 74-year-old Mrs Mukherjee was admitted to Army Hospital on Aug 7.
She suffered a cardiac arrest. She was in the ICU of the hospital. Rashtrapati Bhavan confirmed that the First Lady passes away at 10:51 am.
In its official tweet on micro-blogging site Twitter, Rashtrapati Bhavan wrote, "It is informed with deep sorrow that First Lady Suvra Mukherjee passed away this morning. She left for her heavenly abode at 10.51 am."
Suvra Mukherjee tied knots with Pranab Mukherjee on July 13, 1957. She was a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet and founded the 'Geetanjali Troupe'.
She was also a talented painter, who had many group and solo exhibitions to her credit. She wrote two books in Bengali -- Chokher Aloey and Chena Achenai Chin.
My grave sympathies on the tragic death of Suvra Mukherjee the wife of honourable President of India 🙏🙏@RashtrapatiBhvn— Supriya Sule (@supriya_sule) August 18, 2015
My condolences on the sad demise of Mrs Suvra Mukherjee wife of Hon'ble President Sh. Pranab Mukherjee. May god bless the departed soul.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) August 18, 2015
Very sad to hear the demise of Mrs Suvra Mukherjee. May her soul rest in peace. Heartfelt condolences to Hon'ble President n his family.— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 18, 2015
Sad to hear about the demise of our President Pranab Mukherjee's wife, Smt. Suvra Mukherjee. May her soul rest in peace. Om Shanti!— Dr Kumar Vishvas (@DrKumarVishwas) August 18, 2015
Saddened to hear abt d demise of First Lady, Smt Suvra Mukherjee. I convey my deep sympathies nd sorrow to HE President @RashtrapatiBhvn 1/2— M Venkaiah Naidu (@MVenkaiahNaidu) August 18, 2015
Deeply saddened by the news of passing away of First Lady, Mrs Suvra Mukherjee. My heartfelt condolences. RIP— Prakash Javadekar (@PrakashJavdekar) August 18, 2015
Going to RR Hospital in New Delhi to pay my last respects to Late Smt. Suvra Mukherjee— Rajnath Singh (@BJPRajnathSingh) August 18, 2015
Saddened to hear of demise of our First Lady Suvra Mukherjee - pronams to the departed soul and strength to her family in this hour of grief— Gunjan Chakrabarty (@Gunjan47) August 18, 2015
Demise of the First Lady of India Smt. Suvra Mukherjee is indeed a very sad news. May her soul rest in peace @RashtrapatiBhvn— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) August 18, 2015