Political leaders and celebrities, including Union Minister Kapil Sibal, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and filmmaker Karan Johar, today condoled the death of Sunanda Pushkar whose body was found at a five-star hotel here.
"Terrible terrible news coming in about Sunanda Tharoor," Omar tweeted while Communications Minister Kapil Sibal said "deeply shocked to hear about Sunanda. My heartfelt condolences to my friend and colleague Shashi Tharoor and their family."
His cabinet colleague Milind Deora aid it was "shocking".
"Very, very shocking & sad. My heartfelt condolences to her family & loved ones," he tweeted.
Entrepreneur Raj Kundra, wife of Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty, said he was saddened by the "untimely death" of Sunanda. "She was a good lady and didn't deserve to go like this. God bless her soul," he tweeted.
Karan Johar expressed described Sunanda's death as "tragic".
Actor Dia Mirza said she was deeply shocked and saddened.
"Such a lively, friendly and warm person. Heartfelt condolences @ShashiTharoor," she tweeted.
Industrialists Naveen Jindal and Vijay Mallya also expressed their condolence.
While Jindal said "extending our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor. Hard to accept she is no more with us #RIP," Vijay Mallya said, "Shocked. Just met her over new year's. Vibrant as always. RIP Sunanda Tharoor."
Founder of the Indian Premier League and Champions League T20 Lalit Modi said it was "shocking and extremely sad news about Sunanda".
BJD leader Baijayant 'Jay' Panda tweeted "shocked to hear of Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor's untimely death! May God rest her soul in peace?"