Her involvement in IPL Kochi team and Shashi Tharoor made Sunanda Pushkar very famous overnight. Indian newspapers and news channels are now looking into the family background of Sunanda Pushkar.
To know more about her and her family, reporters of Daily News Analysis (DNA) visited Sunanda Puskar’s native village, Bomai in Sopore district in
She did the unthinkable by breaking the age-old tradition of pandits when she took the first name of her father as her surname albeit with some modification.
Poshkar became Pushkar and Sunanda Dass became Sunanda Pushkar. Her father Poshkar Nath Dass retired as a lieutenant colonel in the army; her brothers are officers.
Sunanda has two other brothers. One of them is working in the Indian army and another works in the banking sector.
A local sawmill owner, Ghulam Hassan Lone told reporters that Poshkar Nath stayed away from home most of the time as he served in the army. His sons and daughter studied in the city. Ghulam Hassan said that Sunanda was a modern girl. Her first marriage was with a Kashmiri Pandit boy named Sanjay Raina. It took place in the 1980s. A grand celebration was observed for her marriage. The marriage ended in a divorce. Raina currently lives in Mumbai and a singer by profession. He has a website where he describes himself as the “Raja of remixes.” He currently runs an event management company. Sunanda then got married to a Kerala businessman named Sujit Menon. He died in a road accident in
One interesting thing about Tharoor’s first wife, Tilottama Mukherji, she is the granddaughter of a Kailashnath Katu, a Kashmiri who was the chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and governor of Orissa and