President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife, Suvra, passes away, condolences pour in


President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife, Suvra Mukherjee, has died this morning, said a statement from the Rashtrapati Bhawan.

President Mukherjee’s official twitter handle made this announcement a while ago;

She has been ill for some time and was admitted to the hospital on Friday evening. A heart patient, she was brought to the hospital with a respiratory problem and admitted in intensive care unit.

Suvra Mukherjee was born on September 17, 1940 in Jessore (now in Bangladesh) and married Pranab Mukherjee on July 13, 1957.

A big fan of Rabindranath Tagore, she was a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet and even performed in the poet’s dance-dramas for many years in India, Europe, Asia and Africa.

Among those who have expressed their condolences included the Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, Congress Vice President, Rahu Gandhi, West Bengal chiefminister, Mamata Banerjee.

Kejriwal tweeted;

Reacting to the news of the First Lady’s death, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi tweeted,

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee too tweeted talking about her association with the President’s wife.

She said, “I’ve known Suvra boudi for more than three decades. She was simple, loving and caring housewife.”

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar’s tweet said: