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PM speaks to Tharoor, condoles Sunanda's death

PTI  New Delhi, January 17, 2014
First Published: 23:15 IST(17/1/2014) | Last Updated: 16:10 IST(18/1/2014)

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday night spoke to Union minister Shashi Tharoor and condoled the death of the latter's wife Sunanda Pushkar.

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"I am deeply saddened at your loss. May God give you strength in this hour of grief", Singh told Tharoor.

Sunanda Pushkar, who was upset over an alleged extra-marital affair between Tharoor and a Pakistani journalist, was found dead in a five-star hotel room.

Police said they did not suspect any foul play in Sunanda's death and it may be a case of suicide.

The body of 52-year-old Pushkar, a woman entrepreneur who married Tharoor in August 2010, was found in mysterious circumstances in luxury Leela Palace hotel in South Delhi, top police sources said.


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