She was 89.
Janaki breathed her last at about 1630 hours at Sir
Ganga Ram hospital here. She was admitted to the hospital on
August 10 following a complaint of chest infection, family
Janaki is survived by three daughters-- Padma
Venkataraman, Vijaya Ramachandran and Lakshmi Venkataraman.
Her last rites will take place tomorrow.
President Pratibha Patil, who is on a three-day tour
of Kerala, condoled her death.
In a letter to her daughter Padma, Patil said, "as a
first lady of the country she has performed here role with
utmost grace and dignity during the tenure of R Venkataraman."
R Venkataraman, the eight President of India, held the
office of the first citizen of the country from July 25, 1987
to July 25, 1992. He died due to old-age related illness in
January last year at the age of 98.
New Delhi: Janaki Venkataraman, who is
the wife of former President R Venkataraman, passed away on Friday
at a hospital in the national capital following brief illness.
First Published: Friday, August 13, 2010, 23:46