Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina to attend Indian president's wife's funeral

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Dhaka, Aug 18: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will travel to New Delhi on Wednesday to attend the funeral of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee, officials said on Tuesday.

The Indian president's wife died on Tuesday due to a cardiac arrest. Her ancestral home is in Bhadrabila village in Bangladesh's Narail district, bdnews24 reported.

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Hasina, in a statement, said she was profoundly shocked at the demise of Suvra Mukherjee and offered condolences.

She will return to Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon after the funeral, Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim was quoted as saying.

Hasina's sister Sheikh Rehana and Foreign Minister A.H. Mahmood Ali will accompany her.

President Abdul Hamid also mourned Suvra Mukherjee's death.

IANS

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