Indian Union Minister Shashi Tharoor and wife Sunanda Pushkar’s wedding photos. Sunanda Pushkar was born in a Kashmiri family of landlords and Indian Army officers native to Bomai. She was the only daughter of Lt. Col. Pushkar Nath Dass, who retired from the army in 1983 & Jaya Dass. She has two brothers, one of whom works for a bank; the other is in the Army.
The family moved out of Bomai in 1990. She graduated from the Government College for Women in Srinagar, where she studied during 1986-89. In October 2009, she met Shashi Tharoor at a party organized by the billionaire Sunny Varkey. Tharoor had arrived in Dubai in 2007, with his Canadian wife Christa Giles.
Sunanda married Shashi Tharoor in 2010, after he was elected to the Indian Parliament. The couple had a Malayali wedding ceremony in Tharoor’s ancestral home at Elavanchery in Kerala, India. This was the third marriage for both of them.
On 15 January 2014, Pushkar published from her husband Shashi Tharoor’s Twitter account, messages allegedly sent by a Pakistani journalist, Mehr Tarar to Tharoor, proclaiming Tarar’s love for Tharoor. Pushkar’s tweets addressing Tarar as an ISI agent stalking Tharoor snowballed into a full-blown Twitter war, with Tarar responding to Pushkar’s tweets and threatening to sue Pushkar for calling her an ISI agent.
Tharoor tried to downplay the incident by stating that his account had been hacked, which Pushkar denied saying she had only tweeted from Tharoor’s Twitter account.
On 17 January, 2014, a day after the Twitter controversy, Sunanda was found dead in room number 345 of The Leela Palace Hotel in the Chanakyapuri area of New Delhi.
Her Husband Shashi Tharoor discovered it when she did not wake up from Sleep in the Evening. He informed the Police, which recovered the dead body from the hotel and sent it for postmortem. According to initial reports, the cause of Sunanda’s death seemed to be suicide.
However, the Postmortem report by doctors of AIIMS hints at “sudden, unnatural death” with “external injuries which may or may not be related to death”