Bollywood celebrities like Asha Bhosle, Sridevi and Shabana Azmi have expressed shock and grief at the "sudden" and "unfortunate" demise of Indian Minister of State for Human Resources Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. They remember her as an exuberant person with a zest for life.
Sunanda, who was active in social circuits, was found dead in a New Delhi hotel room on Friday night.
Here's what the celebrities posted on Twitter on Saturday:
Farhan Akhtar: Sunanda Pushkar's untimely demise is tragic. RIP. Deepest condolences to Shashi Tharoor and family.
Sridevi: Saddened by the unfortunate demise of a warm, affectionate, vibrant and good soul. RIP Sunanda Pushkar.
Juhi Chawla: Shocked to hear about Sunanda Pushkar. Seems like yesterday she was with us at all Kolkata Knight Riders matches in Kolkata...cheering and cheerful.
Asha Bhosle: Shocked to hear news about Sunanda. Condolences to Shri. Shashi Tharoor and family of Sunanda Pushkar.
Shabana Azmi: Deeply saddened by Sunanda's tragic passing away. She was warm, lively and very affectionate. Heartfelt condolences to the family.
Riteish Deshmukh: Deeply saddened and shocked. RIP Sunanda Tharoor. Heartfelt condolences to the family.
Soha Ali Khan: Shocked to hear about Sunanda, she was so full of life and energy, she lit up the room. I can't believe it. My deepest condolences to her family.
Javed Akhtar: It is shocking that some one like Sunanda, full of zest for life, full of joy and happiness is no more. Deepest condolence to Shashiji.
Genelia Deshmukh: RIP Sunanda Pushkar Tharoor. Prayers and condolences to the family.
Ritesh Sidhwani: Saddened to hear about Sunanda Pushkar, may she rest in peace. My condolence to Shashi Tharoor.
Shekhar Kapur: Sunanda Tharoor what a tragedy! And so sudden. I left Delhi hotel listening to Shashi speak at 7.30 p.m., landed in Mumbai to hear of her death.
Madhur Bhandarkar: Shocked and saddened to hear about Sunanda Tharoor. She was one of the most vibrant and nicest people around. May her soul rest in eternal peace.
Anupam Kher: Sunanda Pushkar lived life on her terms. She was larger than life. Had a great sense of humour. Shocking...feel bad for her family and her son.
Sonu Sood: Shocked to hear about Sunanda Pushkar...life is so unpredictable. RIP.
Kunal Kohli: People living in public gaze have it very tough, we don't realise the pressure we cope with, till a day (when) we just can't cope, RIP Sunanda Pushkar.
Vivek Oberoi: Shocked to hear about Sunanda, such a vibrant, beautiful person, full of life and exuberance...gone too soon!
Neha Dhupia: Shocking news about Sunanda Pushkar. A person so full of life, can't believe she's gone. Heartfelt condolences to Shashi Tharoor and the family.
Kailash Kher: Shocked to hear Sunanda Pushkar's sudden tragic demise, was supposed to perform for their event in Dubai, uncertain life, RIP Sunanda...prayers.
Sophie Choudhry: Sunanda Tharoor, so full of life and love. Just not able to come to terms with this news. Wish it weren't true. RIP beautiful...love and prayers.