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Shashi Tharoor not to attend Jaipur Literature Festival

Jaipur:  Union minister Shashi Tharoor who was slated to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival today, will not attend the event following his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death.Pushkar, who was upset over an alleged extra-marital affair between
PTI January 18, 2014 11:17 IST
PTI
Jaipur:  Union minister Shashi Tharoor who was slated to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival today, will not attend the event following his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death.

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 yesterday.  

Pushkar and Tharoor were at the centre of a raging controversy in the last few days when reports emerged that she was upset over reported text and tweet messages between her husband and Mehr Tarar, the Pakistani journalist.
 
“It is sad but Tharoor won't be able to attend the festival today,” Festival producer Sanjay Roy said.
 
Tharoor was scheduled to participate in a session titled ‘The paradoxes of development and growth' under the ongoing ‘Democracy dialogues' series at the festival.
 
He was to also launch a book titled Travails with Chachi written by Salman Khurshid's wife, Louis Khurshid.