What Shashi Tharoor, son Shiv Menon said about Sunanda Pushkar

Sunanda Pushkar
New Delhi, Jan 21: Five days after her "sudden, unnatural death", ashes of Sunanda Pushkar have been immersed in the Ganga in Haridwar on Tuesday, Jan 21. Both her husband and son -- Shashi Tharoor and Shiv Menon respectively performed the rites. Earlier on Monday, Tharoor organised a prayer meet for Sunanda at their residence in Delhi.

Shiv, who accompanied Tharoor in all rites performed for Sunanda, first address the people gathered at their house in Lodhi estate. Speaking at the prayer meet, Shiv said, "She was an angel. She didn't belong here; she is in a cleaner place now and looking upon us with a smile. She was really an angel."

She was an angel. She didn't belong here; she is in a cleaner place now: Shiv

Later Tharoor, the Union Minister, spoke about Sunanda. He was quoted as saying, "She loved this garden. Sunanda used to organize parties here-Bollywood dance sessions. She lovingly constructed the temple in this garden. Sunanda was the light of our lives, luminous from within. She completed me. Today I feel a sense of incompleteness."

The minister also added, "She had a great sense of style and was an amazing cook: a feisty woman full of ambition and ideas. Lord Shiva wanted her back early. Om namah shiva."

The autopsy report of Sunanda was given to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate Alok Sharma by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) stating drug overdose may have caused her death.

According to media reports, Delhi Police have said that Tharoor has been given a clean chit based on the testimony of a witness who saw Pushkar alive two hours after Tharoor had left the five-star hotel in Delhi where she was found dead.

The physical injuries found on Sunanda's body were unrelated to her death. 52-year-old was found dead in her hotel room in Leela Palace in New Delhi's Chanakyapuri on Friday.

As the marriage of Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor was over three years, the inquest proceeding into her death was overseen by the sub divisional magistrate. Tharoor was questioned about his alleged relationship with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar.

Tharoor also wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, saying that he was "horrified" to read the "reckless speculations" over the matter in the media. Promising full cooperation in the probe, he urged the minister to instruct for a speedy investigation for the truth to come out at the earliest.

On Jan 17 evening, Sunanda's dead body was found in Romm No 345 of the Hotel Leela Palace in New Delhi. Sunanda's final rites were performed at the Lodhi Road crematorium on Saturday afternoon.

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