Wife of late Indian chief justice dies in Britain

February 26th, 2009 - 9:21 am ICT by IANS  

London, Feb 26 (IANS) Sheila Gupta, widow of former acting Chief Justice of India and Maruti Inquiry Commission head Alak Chandra Gupta, died in Britain at the age of 74.
Sheila Gupta died at the Royal Surrey Hospital in Guildford Tuesday night after a protracted battle with cancer.

A respected and much-loved figure among Bengalis in London, she was a connoisseur of Indian art and culture. Despite failing health, she rarely missed out on an evening of music, dance or poetry.

Gupta is survived by her only son, Ananda Gupta, an ophthalmic surgeon at the Royal Surrey Hospital and a well-known practitioner of ‘raag-pradhan’ (classically-based) Tagore music.

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