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Shashi Tharoor hospitalized after his wife’s death

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Shashi Tharoor – the Indian minister of state for human resource development whose wife Sunnada Pushkar was found dead on Friday – has been taken to hospital with chest pain.

Shashi Tharoor, 57, had been admitted in the morning and was now stable, a Delhi hospital spokesman said.

The ministere is being treated at the same hospital where his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s post-mortem examination is to be carried out in a few hours.

Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a Delhi hotel, following reports that Shashi Tharoor was having an affair.

Police have already questioned a number of hotel staff as they continue their investigation.

The couple became embroiled in controversy over a series of Twitter messages on Wednesday that appeared to reveal Shashi Tharoor was having an affair with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tahrar.

Shashi Tharoor is being treated at the same hospital where his wife Sunanda Pushkar's post-mortem examination is to be carried out in a few hours

Shashi Tharoor is being treated at the same hospital where his wife Sunanda Pushkar’s post-mortem examination is to be carried out in a few hours

They later insisted they were happily married, blaming “unauthorized tweets”.

Shashi Tharoor married Sunanda Pushkar, a former Dubai-based businesswoman, in 2010.

On Wednesday, messages began to appear on Shashi Tharoor’s Twitter account suggesting he was having an affair with journalist Mehr Tahrar.

Sunanda Pushkar admitted publishing the tweets, but later denied it.

She was found dead in the five-star hotel in Delhi, according to police sources.

Reports said that her husband had informed the police of her death. It was unclear how she died.

Mehr Tahrar, who denied having an affair with the minister, tweeted after she heard of Sunanda Pushkar’s death: “I’m absolutely shocked.


“This is too awful for words. So tragic I don’t know what to say. Rest in peace, Sunanda.”

Shashi Tharoor, a former UN diplomat, was forced to resign from his first ministerial position in 2010 amid controversy over his involvement in bidding for a cricket team.

Sunanda Pushkar had allegedly received a free stake in the Indian Premier League franchise he was bidding for.

Shashi Tharoor was appointed minister of state for human resource development in 2012.

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