Spouse of former Himachal CM Shanta Kumar dies of Covid

Tribune News Service

Dharamsala, December 29

Shailja Sharma, wife of former Himachal CM Shanta Kumar, died of Covid in the early hours of Tuesday at Tanda Medical College.

Shanta Kumar and his wife were admitted to the college on December 27 after being tested positive for coronavirus infection.

Sources here said that yesterday the authorities had tried to shift Shailja Sharma to Medenta Hospital in Gurgaon, but it could not be done.

She suffered cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning.

Authorities were now preparing for her cremation as per covid protocols.

PM Narendra Modi had spoken to Shanta Kumar on Sunday to enquire after his and his family’s health.

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