Mary Kom's designer Isha Mantry dies of drug overdose

  • IANS, Mumbai
  • Updated: Dec 31, 2014 18:32 IST

Isha Mantry, a 27-year-old fashion designer from Mumbai, allegedly collapsed due to a drug overdose at an Electronic Dance Music festival at Candolim beach in Goa on late Monday and subsequently died at a local hospital, the Congress said on Tuesday.

Bollywood director Pooja Bhatt has expressed her grief on Mantry's death.

"Isha Mantry I can't believe you have left us so early. You with the dancing eyes & shy smile! Why my love? WHY?," she tweeted on Wednesday.

"What appalls me is the damn music did not stop at EDM even after Isha's body was carried off the floor. Are we that blasé? That brain dead?," she added.

She also advised her followers on Twitter to leave the chemicals behind.

"Stick to alcohol if you must guys! Smoke a damn joint! But for God's sake, leave the chemicals BEHIND. Life is too damn precious," she tweeted.

Her father and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt also took to the micro-blogging site to mourn the designer's death.

"Amusing yourself to death! Do u know that when Isha Mantri our designer dropped to the dance floor and died, the music did not stop? Tragic!," he tweeted.

Mantry was the costume desginer for Priyanka Chopra starrer Mary Kom.

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