Mamata condoles Parmeshwar Godrej’s death

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Kolkata, Oct 12 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday condoled the death of Indian socialite and philanthropist Parmeshwar Godrej, wife of Godrej Group Chairman Adi Godrej.

“I express my deep grief at the demise of socialite Parmeshwar Godrej. She will remain memorable for her steps taken for social development,” Banerjee said in a message.

Parmeshwar, 71, breathed her last late on Monday night at the Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital where she was admitted recently for treatment of some lung ailments.

Parmeshwar started her career as one of the first airhostesses of national carrier Air India, before she married Godrej and became a prominent figure in the city’s glam and celeb circuits.

She was renowned for her work in combating AIDS through the Heroes Project which she launched in 2004 along with Hollywood actor Richard Gere and was supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative. She also served on the board of several major international foundations and trusts.

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