By IANS | 18 Jan, 2014,
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Minister Shashi Tharoor‘s wife Sunanda Pushkar, who was found dead in a hotel in New Delhi Friday, was seriously ill, according to a former diplomat and close friend of the minister.T.P. Sreenivasan, who hails from the state capital and has been a diplomat for more than three decades, told reporters here that Tharoor had informed him of his wife’s illness.
“She had undergone treatment in France recently and after check-ups it was found that she had some serious health issues and he was a worried man. I pacified him after hearing it,” said Sreenivasan.Reports said the couple had visited a leading private hospital here recently and certain tests were conducted on Pushkar.
Sources told IANS that she was identified with suspected systemic lupus erythematosus (connective tissue disorder) and this is a disease which has no definite treatment.She had also undergone colonoscopy.
A doctor at the same hospital said he saw the couple quarrelling playfully.
Reports also said Pushkar had an appointment at the hospital Jan 20.
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