A brief account of Sunanda Pushkar’s life and death
Sunanda Pushkar was a Dubai based entrepreneur. The daughter of an Army Colonel, she was from Sopore in Kashmir. She graduated from a college in Srinagar and worked as a receptionist at the Centaur Hotel in the city for a while. Sunanda met her first husband Sanjay Raina, a Kashmiri Pandit during her college days. The marriage ended in divorce and some years later, she married Sujith Menon, who was from Kerala. Sunanda and Sujith shifted to Dubai in the early 1990s. Sujith died in a road accident in 1997 in Dubai and Sunanda remained there, bringing up her young son Shiv. She began working with a real estate firm.