Indian First Lady Suvra Mukherjee, Dies At 74

indian president's wifeIndian First Lady, Suvra Mukherjee, was reported dead on Tuesday morning after suffering a respiratory ailment. She had also suffered a cardiac arrest two weeks ago. She was under treatment at the Army (Research and Referral) Hospital, Delhi. The hospital said “Suvra Mukherjee died after a cardiac arrest. She was on ventilator till the time of her death. ”

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

A graduate, Suvra Mukherjee was an ardent fan of India’s national poet, Rabindranath Tagore. She was a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet and performed in the poet’s dance-dramas for long years not only in different parts of India, but also in Europe, Asia and Africa.

Suvra Mukherjee founded the Geetanjali Troupe, whose mission is to propagate Tagore’s philosophy as expressed through his songs and dance-dramas. She was the guiding force behind all productions of the troupe.

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