The shocking news of Sunanda's death came just a day after her infamous spat with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tararon micro-blogging site Twitter. She accused Tarar of stalking her husband.
There was a PCR call at 7:30 pm after which her body was found in a room no 345 at Leela Kempinski on Africa Avenue, the police said. They said she had checked into the hotel on Thursday.
Sunanda's death left everyone dumbfounded. Many celebrities expressed shocked. Famous writer Shobha De said, To talk of her in the past tense is intensely painful and difficult. She personified life. She was a vibrant, beautiful and free spirit. She had the guts to live life on her own terms. She was a friend, I loved her deeply, and I hope and pray that the circumstances behind her tragic end will be thoroughly investigated."
Another well-know socialite Suhel Seth said, "She was one of my dearest friend. I am devastated at what has happened. It's something that shouldn't happen to anyone. I was informed in the evening today that Shashi won't be coming for the event scheduled for him tomorrow as he wanted to spend time with his wife."
Meanwhile, many celebrities turned up to Twitter and mourned Sunanda's death. Here are a few of tweets sent by celebrities:
Mehr Tarar's reaction
Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar, who was involved in a spat with Sunanda on Twitter, expressed shock. She first tweeted, "What the hell. Sunanda. Oh my God."
Madhu Kishwar's reaction
Madhu Kishwar also tweeted, Strange that my shock and concern about Pushkar's mysterious death soon after public spat with Pak journo & husband shd be held against me!"
She also added, "Met Pushkar few times at social events. Our interactions always pleasant and warm. She wanted quiet discussion on Kashmir but didn't happen."
Anupam Kher's reaction
Bollywood actor Anupam Kher also tweeted, "I am Stunned to know about Sunanda Pushkar's sudden death. She was bright, forthright, loving & full of life. Really sad & tragic."
Shilpa Shetty's reaction
Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty's reaction over Sunanda's death.
Sonu Nigam's reaction
Bollywood singer Sonu Nigam tweeted, Sunanda @sptvrock .....crrrrazy woman........!!!!! Whyyyy yaaaar???? How dare u go like this? Not done!!!"
He also added, "Good people like Sunanda, are rare...a truly positive soul. it's a personal loss..."
Omar Abdullah's reaction
Jammu Kashmir CM Omar Abdullah's reaction over Sunanda's death.
Pritish Nandy's reaction
Famous journalist Pritish Nandy's reaction over Sunanda Pushkar's death.