Senior BJP leader L.K. Advani’s wife of 50 years, Mrs. Kamla Advani expired of cardiac arrest in Delhi yesterday (6th April).
Mrs. Advani, 83 had been admitted to AIMS after she complained of chest pains; she was not doing well since some time. She had been suffering from memory loss and was using a wheelchair to move about.
An AIIMS statement said, "Kamla Advani, wife of L K Advani, was brought to the main casualty, AIIMS at 5.10 PM in a very serious unconscious and unresponsive condition. Immediate evaluation revealed the patient to be in cardiopulmonary arrest".
The Advanis, who have a son and a daughter, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 2014. She always stood beside her husband in his long political career and Mr. Advani always considered her as his pillar of strength.
The body was brought home late in the night and political leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, made their visit to pay their last respects.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and prominent politicians from across the political spectrum condoled her death.
The cremation is likely to take place on 7th April (Thursday).