LK Advani's wife Kamla dies at 83; cremation to take place Thursday

BJP veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani's wife Kamla Advani breathed her last on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest.  

 LK Advani's wife Kamla dies at 83; cremation to take place Thursday
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 New Delhi: BJP veteran leader Lal Krishna Advani's wife Kamla Advani breathed her last on Wednesday due to cardiac arrest. 

Kamla, 83, who leaves a son and a daughter besides Advani, complained of uneasiness and breathlessness in the evening and was rushed to the AIIMS where doctors tried to revive her but in vain.

She was suffering from age-related problems for some time and was on wheelchair for the last few months, family sources said, adding she was also suffering from memory loss.

Advani, who was besides her when she breathed her last, always drew tremendous support from her during the ups and downs of his long political career.

An AIIMS statement said, "Kamla Advani, wife of L K Advani, was brought to the main casualty, AIIMS at 5.10 PM in a very serious unconscious and unresponsive condition. Immediate evaluation revealed the patient to be in cardiopulmonary arrest."

It said immediate resuscitation measures were provided by a team of doctors. "However, despite 60 minutes of intensive efforts she could not be revived and was declared dead at 6.10 pm," the statement said.

AIIMS Director M C Mishra said, "she was pulseless, her blood pressure was not recordable and she was unresponsive. Resuscitative measures were put in place and after about an hour she was declared dead."

The body was brought home late in the night and political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, made their visit to pay their last respects. The cremation is likely to take place tomorrow.

In December 2015 too, she was admitted to AIIMS for having breathing problems. 

 

As the news of her death broke, several eminent personalities offered their condolences. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and wrote, "Deeply pained and saddened by Kamla Advani ji's demise. She always inspired and motivated Karyakartas and was LK Advani ji's pillar of strength."

(With PTI inputs)

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