Rajya Sabha member Manorama Sharma is dead

Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Uttarakhand Manorama Dobriyal Sharma on Wednesday died here at a private hospital, a doctor said.

IANS| Updated: Feb 18, 2015, 16:48 PM IST

Gurgaon: Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Uttarakhand Manorama Dobriyal Sharma on Wednesday died here at a private hospital, a doctor said.

Sharma, 59, was undergoing treatment at Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon. 

Sharma, who was admitted to the hospital on January 31, had undergone a liver transplant on February 13. She passed away on Wednesday at 10.30 am, the doctor said.

The doctor also said she was put on ventilator support on Tuesday after she developed few complications and finally succumbed.

Sharma is survived by her husband and three sons. Her body is being taken to Dehradun on Wednesday evening for cremation, a family member told a news agency over the phone.

Sharma, the first woman member of the Upper House from Uttarakhand and a former mayor of Dehradun, was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha last November.