Some Facts About the Late First Lady You Didn’t Know!


Some Facts About the Late First Lady You Didn’t Know!

First Lady of India Late Shri Suvra Mukherjee left us on August 18, 2015. She was suffering from heart ailment since a long time now and bid adieu after a cardiac arrest.

She was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Army Research and Referral Hospital last week.

She passed away in New Delhi at 10:50 am in the morning of August 18, 2015.

This is the post from the president of India on twitter.

Here are some unknown facts about our Late First Lady Shri Suvra Mukherjee:

  • The First Lady was from Bangladesh

Shri Suvra Mukherjee was originally from Bangladesh. She was born on September 17, 1940 in Jessore which is currently in Bangladesh.

She was married to the current President of India Pranab Mukherjee on July 13, 1957.

  •  She was a follower of Rabindranath Tagore

After her graduation she got interested in the great works of the national poet of India, Rabindranath Tagore.

His works motivated her in such a way that she herself joined the line of art as her profession.

  • She was an International Vocalist

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The late first lady, motivated by Rabindranath Tagore became a talented vocalist.

She was a vocalist of Rabindra Sangeet and performed in the poet’s dance-dramas for many years not only in different parts of India, but also in Europe, Asia and Africa.

  • Founder of the famous group ‘Geetanjali Troupe’

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She is the founder of the famous group  ‘Geetanjali Troupe’ whose purpose is to propagate Rabindranath Tagore’s as expressed through his songs and dance-dramas. She was the guiding force behind all productions of the Troupe.

She was not just a vocalist. She was also a talented painter. She had many group and individual exhibitions to her credit.

As a painter she considered her mother as her mentor who herself was a painter.

  • Not only a vocalist and a painter, she was an author too.

She is the author to two books namely Chokher Aloey and Chena Achenai Chin. Chokher Aloey which is a personal account of her close interaction with Indira Gandhi and Chena Achenai Chin – a travelogue recounting her visit to China.

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