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    Ex-President's wife, Janaki Venkataraman dies

    By Abdul Nisar
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    New Delhi, Aug 14: Janaki Venkataraman, wife of former President R Venkataraman, passed away on Friday, Aug 13.

    The 89 year old former first lady died at Sir Ganga Ram hospital in New Delhi. She was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday, Aug 10 following a complaint of chest infection.

    Her last rites will take place on Saturday, Aug 14. She is survived by three daughters.

    President Pratibha Patil condoled Janaki's death and wrote a letter to her daughter.

    "As a first lady of the country she has performed her role with utmost grace and dignity during the tenure of R Venkataraman," said Pratibha Patil in her letter.

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