Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today conveyed his "shock and deep sadness" to Shashi Tharoor over the demise of his wife Sunanda Pushkar and said he was with him in this hour of grief. Singh, who spoke to Shashi Tharoor last night soon after Sunanda Pushkar's death, wrote a letter to his ministerial colleague to convey his condolences.
"It is with shock and deep sadness that I learnt about your bereavement. The loss of one's companion is indeed irreparable but I would like you to know that we are with you in this hour of grief. May God give you strength to tide over this difficult time," he wrote.
The body of the 52-year-old Sunanda Pushkar, a woman entrepreneur who had married Shashi Tharoor in August, 2010, was found in mysterious circumstances yesterday at a luxury hotel in South Delhi.