GUWAHATI: Arrested media tycoon Indrani Mukherjea’s ex-partner Bishnu Prasad Chaudhury denied having secretly married her at the Kamakhya temple.
“Yes, I had an affair with her while I was pursuing LLB and she was studying in the Cotton College here, but the relationship lasted barely three-four months, after which she had moved to Shillong to pursue higher studies in the Lady Keane College,” 55-year-old Chaudhury, who is an advocate and also has a degree in homeopathy, told Express at his Ulubari residence on Sunday.
But some of his friends insisted that he had married Indrani while a relative claimed Indrani lived with him at his then residence at Gauhati Club. The relative said the two fell apart after about six months of their marriage, but could not give the exact reason.
“She was a very smart and intelligent girl, who was highly ambitious. She also was very good at studies. We used to visit each other’s houses. I truly loved her until she started a relationship with Siddhartha Das in Shillong. Since then, I have no connection whatsoever with her. I was deeply hurt when I had learnt about her affair with Das,” Chaudhury said.
His father B L Chaudhury was a well-known doctor, who died a few years back. He had served as the Director of Health Services and the Inspector General of Prisons, Assam.
Chaudhury said Indrani was not the kind of a woman who could take someone’s life. “It’s very sad in case she killed her daughter Sheena Bora. But I didn’t find her aggressive,” he said.
He also said that he had no idea if Indrani had affairs with others prior to her relationship with him.