L K Advani's wife Kamla Advani dies at 83

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP Senior Leader L K Advani's wife Kamla Advani and daughter Pratibha Advani during Padma Awards 2015 function at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Kamla Advani, wife of senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani today died of heart failure. She was 83.

According to sources close to the family, she complained of uneasiness and breathlessness and was taken to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Doctors tried to revive her but couldn't as she suffered a cardiac arrest.

Apart from her husband, she is survived by son Jayant and daughter Pratibha. Kamla Advani had been suffering from memory loss and was using a wheelchair to move about.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted: "Deeply pained & saddened by Kamla Advani ji's demise. She always inspired & motivated karyakartas (party workers) and was LK Advani ji's pillar of strength." Modi said he recalled his "interactions with Kamla Advani ji. My thoughts are with the Advani family in this hour of grief. May her soul rest in peace," he added.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and prominent politicians from across the political spectrum condoled her death.

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