The Sunanda Pushkar – Shashi Tharoor love affair and marriage was a typical man meet woman story with its own spices and flavour added to it.
Both Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor were not strangers to love and no strangers to marriage either.
Their love story started in Dubai in October 2009.
She was introduced to Shashi Tharoor through a common friend Sunny Varkey of the GEMS Education Foundation.
Both Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor had their own strengths and foundation in Dubai.
Dubai is also now the capital of the world of cricket.
Dubai is also the land where the seeds of illegal betting in the world of cricket was sown.
Dubai is also the land where Dawood spread his tentacles across the underworld, cricket and Bollywood.
Dubai is still the place where Sunanda Pushkar’s son Shiv Menon still reside.
Dubai is the place where Sunanda Pushkar still has several investments in real estate in her name. 12 properties to be precise worth over Rs 100 crores.
Dubai is the place where the IPL controversy erupted. Following which Shashi Tharoor had to resign from the ministerial post.
It is believed in the cricketing business circles that Sunanda Pushkar was the front for Shashi Tharoor and his friends that were a part of the consortium that bid for the Kochi IPL team.
Sunanda Pushkar had a 25 per cent stake in the company that bid for the IPL team.
In her last hours of frustration, depression and distraught Sunanda Pushkar was to call for a press conference to reveal all to the media about certain questionable dealings linked to her husband Shashi Tharoor.
She was visible upset according to media reports of friends who interacted with her days prior to her death.
She went on a Twitter war with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar who she believed spent three days in a hotel in Dubai with her husband Shashi Tharoor.
She was killed on January 17th, 2014. Her body was found in Room 345 of the Leela Hotel in New Delhi.
Interestingly, during investigations the Delhi Police found out that there were three foreign nationals staying at the Leela Hotel from January 15 to January 18th 2014.
The Delhi Police in fact travelled to Dubai to further investigate the details it found of the foreign nationals which originated from Dubai.
The Delhi Police also wanted to investigate the IPL handle therefore it became the second reason to travel to Dubai.
Who did the Delhi Police met in Dubai?
What were the outcomes of their meetings?
Did they find the three foreign nationals with fake passports?
The Delhi Police has not made public these details. It is as though they never travelled to Dubai.
I am instinctively certain that Dubai where the love of Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor blossomed also has the answers to where the love they had for each other tossed against some serious waves.
Sunanda Pushkar was murdered because she had some truth to spill about the cricketing world, stories from the cricketing capital of Dubai.