Sonia Gandhi expresses `deep sadness` at passing away of President's Pranab Mukherjee's wife

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday expressed deep sadness at the passing away of President Pranab Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee.

New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday expressed deep sadness at the passing away of President Pranab Mukherjee's wife Suvra Mukherjee.

Suvra Mukherjee, who had been ailing for some time, passed away this morning. The accomplished Rabindra Sangeet singer was 74.

Extending her condolences to the President and other members of the family, Gandhi said that she, Congress party and the entire country stood with them in this moment of bereavement.

The First Lady, who remained hospitalised for 11 days, breathed her last at 10.51 am at the Army Research and Referral Hospital here.

Suvra was admitted to the Army Hospital on August 7 after she complained of breathlessness and discomfort. Since then she was in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

Besides her husband, Suvra is survived by two sons Abhijit, a Congress MP, and Indrajit and one daughter Sharmistha, who unsuccessfully contested the Delhi Assembly Elections on a Congress ticket.

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