Fake news of Sumitra Mahajan’s death goes viral | India News – Times of India



INDORE: Rumours regarding the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan went viral late Thursday night, but were quickly refuted by her staff.
The rumours began swirling around 11pm, and some news channels even began putting out her ‘death’ as ‘breaking news’ without confirming it. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor too tweeted his condolences. He retracted his statement as soon as BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya and others pointed out that it was false.
Mahajan has been admitted to Bombay Hospital in Indore with fever. “She is perfectly fine. Her routine tests were carried out today. She is relaxing,” said Pankaj Kshirsagar, former OSD to Mahajan.
“I am relieved if that is so (Mahajan is alive). I received this from what I thought was a reliable source… Happy to retract. Appalled that anyone would make up such news,” Tharoor tweeted.

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