Sad to hear about Sunanda Tharoor’s un-natural death. Marital discord and health problems may have pushed her over the brink but Sunanda was a vivacious lady and a lady you never ever expected will take her life.
But yes all was not right in Sashi and Sunanda Tharoor’s three year old marriage. Since past six months, Sunanda was spotted at social soiree unaccompanied by hubbie, Sashi. Then Delhi’s power corridors buzzed with the news that high-command advised the couple to keep things cordial in public life because of the ensuing elections and not letting opposition to throw muck.
Lately since Sunanda was diagnosed with Tuberculosis in her stomach she used to say that she wouldn’t live long. Nobody ever thought in their dreams that she meant ending her life. The last 72-hours when twitter war between her and Pakistani journalist – Mehr Tarar became headlines, Sunanda snapped. This is evident from the no-holds barred interview she gave to Indian Express and NDTV. Express carried the story but NDTV abstained. Sunanda also called up editor of Headlines Today to do an interview. In her interview with Express, Sunanda vented about her marriage going awry and Sashi having an affair with Mehr Tarar. She openly spoke about divorce and even said that she shielded Sashi Tharoor from IPL scandal and took upon herself all the blame.
Post her no-holds barred interviews with the media, Sashi and Sunanda had a heated row and then they sent out a joint statement saying all is well between them. This must have triggered Sunanda for taking the extreme step.
Sunanda was last spotted at 3:30pm on Friday at the Leela Palace Hotel in Chanakyapuri. When Sashi Tharoor returned from the Congress Convention to the hotel around 8pm and found Sunanda not opening her suite # 345, hotel staff broke open and found Sunanda dead.