'Memories of Suvra Mukherjee' – President's photo tribute on Twitter

The official Twitter account of President of India on Tuesday posted photos of Suvra Mukherjee, wife of President Pranab Mukherjee, who died this morning, 11 days after she was hospitalised in a critical condition.

Last Updated: Aug 18, 2015, 21:00 PM IST
'Memories of Suvra Mukherjee' – President's photo tribute on Twitter
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Delhi: The official Twitter account of President of India on Tuesday posted photos of Suvra Mukherjee, wife of President Pranab Mukherjee, who died this morning, 11 days after she was hospitalised in a critical condition.

An accomplished Rabindra Sangeet singer, she was 74.

Admitted to the Army Research and Referral Hospital here on Aug 7 with complaints of breathlessness and discomfort, Suvra breathed her last at 10.51 AM.

"It is informed with deep sorrow that First Lady Smt. Suvra Mukherjee passed away this morning (August 18, 2015). She left for her heavenly abode at 10.51 AM," Rashtrapati Bhawan spokesman Venu Rajamony said in a statement, as pr PTI.

Since her admission, Suvra was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She became the first First Lady to die when her spouse is still in office.

Suvra leaves two sons Abhijit, a Congress MP, and Indrajit and daughter Sharmistha, a spokesperson of the Congress.

As soon as the news of her death trickled in, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former PM Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, among others expressed condolences.

 

(With PTI inputs)