Photo essay on Indrani Mukerjea: A painful journey from rich and famous to life of solitary confinement

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Indrani Mukerjea was a popular name in Mumbai's socialite world. Wife of a media baron, Peter Mukerjea, she hobnobbed with the rich and famous!
Indrani Mukerjea was a popular name in Mumbai’s socialite world. Wife of a media baron, Peter Mukerjea, she hobnobbed with the rich and famous!
With billions at her disposal, she couldn't complain about anything. Life, it seems, at least going by Page three photos, was simply too perfect for her.
With billions at her disposal, she couldn’t complain about anything. Life, it seems, at least going by Page three photos, was simply too perfect for her.
But, there lay a great learning in her lifestyle. The learning that money and fame are never permanent. As it emerged, the alleged murder of her daughter, Sheena Bora, became public knowledge and she turned out to be the prime accused. Soon, she would be forced to bid adieu to her glamourous world and a secluded and tough life inside jail would become an integral part of her life.
But, there lay a great learning in her lifestyle. The learning that money and fame are never permanent. As it emerged, the alleged murder of her daughter, Sheena Bora, became public knowledge and she turned out to be the prime accused. Soon, she would be forced to bid adieu to her glamourous world and a secluded and tough life inside jail would become an integral part of her life.
With no access to make-up (not that this would be her top priority in police confinement), Indrani now paints an utterly painful picture of a woman, who, not so long ago, had everything going for her. Her shiny black hair and radiant face have now given way to grey hair and look of a visibly aged lady. This is what stress is capable of doing to an individual.
With no access to make-up (not that this would be her top priority in police confinement), Indrani now paints an utterly painful picture of a woman, who, not so long ago, had everything going for her. Her shiny black hair and radiant face have now given way to grey hair and look of a visibly aged lady. This is what stress is capable of doing to an individual.
In the absence of any choice of being able to rewind her life back to where it was a year ago, Indrani appears to have made peace with her new reality. The law will decide whether she had indeed killed her daughter. But, her fall from grace must come as a reminder to all, who are often blinded by money and fame. It's great to be successful if you've worked hard to achieve it. But, do make sure your feet remain grounded even amidst your soaring success.
In the absence of a choice to be able to rewind her life back to where it was a year ago, Indrani appears to have made peace with her new reality. The law will decide whether she had indeed killed her daughter. But, her fall from grace must come as a chilling reminder to all, who are often blinded by money and fame. It’s great to be successful if you’ve worked hard to achieve it. But, do make sure that your feet remain grounded even amidst your soaring success.

 

(Photos: Hindustan Times, Indian Express, PTI)

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