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Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan (78) passed away on Thursday, April 22, wrote Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on his twitter handle.
Tweet by Tharoor
COVID-19 positive Tharoor, on Thursday night, wrote, "Saddened to learn of the passing of former LokSabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan. I remember many positive interactions with her, including when she &the late Sushma Swaraj asked me to lead a Parliamentary delegation to BRICS in Moscow. My condolences to her family &prayers: OmShanti!"
Mahajan had contracted COVID-19 few days back and had recently tested negative. Soon after incorrect reports of her demise did rounds, General Secretary of BJP Kailash Vijayvargiya said Mahajan was hale and hearty. Subsequently, Tharoor deleted his tweet.
BJP MLA from Indore Ramesh Mendola also clarified that Mahajan was doing fine.