Kangra, December 29 (QNB)
wife of former CM Shanta Kumar, Santosh Shailja died at Dr. Rajender Prasad Government Medical College and Hospital Tanda here today. She was 75 years old and was admitted to the hospital three days ago after she along with other family members including her husband Shanta Kumar and others were tested positive for of Corona Virus.
Dr. Gurdarshan Gupta Chief Medical Officer of the district confirmed the death of Santosh Shailja. It was reported that she breathed her last around 4:00 a.m. in the morning.
All senior leaders barring party lines sent condolences to Shanta Kuamar and prayed for the departed soul. Notably, Santosh Shailja was a literary woman and had written stories on social issues depicting Himcahali art and culture. Many writers from across the country also sent condolences on the death of Santosh Shailja.
Jai Ram Thakur Chief Minister said that demise of Santosh Shailja was a great loss to him as he was personally attached to her. Former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal also sent condolence message to former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar on demise of Santosh Shailja wife of Shanta kumar. Dhumal said that she was a humble soul and stood by her husband throughout her life span.
Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu former President of HPCC, MLA ‘s Kamlesh Kumari, Rajender Rana, Narender Thakur and Inder Dutt Lakhanpal also sent condolences to Shanta Kumar former Chief Minister on demise of his wife Santosh Shailja.