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Will miss Jaipur Lit Fest due to wife's illness: Tharoor tweet

New Delhi: In his last Twitter post for the day, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said he would not be able to attend the Jaipur Literary Festival due to illness of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, who
PTI January 18, 2014 8:11 IST
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New Delhi: In his last Twitter post for the day, Union Minister Shashi Tharoor said he would not be able to attend the Jaipur Literary Festival due to illness of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, who was found dead in a five-star hotel this evening.

“My wife's illness means i need to be with her & will miss all 5 events of #JaipurLitFest 2014.” This was the last tweet posted by the Union Minister yesterday evening.

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

Pushkar and Tharoor were at the centre of a raging controversy in the last two days when reports emerged that she was upset over reported text and twee  messages between her husband and Mehr Tarar, a Pakistani journalist.

Late last to last night, Pushkar had tweeted that the Pakistani journalist was “lying”.

Tharoor was present at the day-long AICC session which ended at around 5 PM.

He had also posted a tweet about the AICC session.

In another tweet, he had condoled the death of actress Suchitra Sen. “Condolences on the loss of the versatile, beautiful, legendary Her films live on,” he said.