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Parmeshwar Godrej, philanthropist and socialite passes away in Mumbai at 70

Parmeshwar Godrej, philanthropist, socialite and wife of Adi Godrej, the chairman of Mumbai-based Godrej Group reportedly breathed her last at the Breach Candy in Mumbai on Monday night, according to DNAParmeshwar, 70, was suffering from a degenerative lung ailment since past five years and she was diagnosed with a lung infection a few days ago which reportedly caused her death. According to the DNA reportParmeshwar was cremated on Monday night.

Pakistani politician and former cricketer Imran Khan, also a friend of Godrej took to twitter to express his condolence.

Loksabha MP and former minister, Milind Deora also tweeted his condolence and expressed grief at the demise of the noted socialite and business woman.

Maharastra Minister for Rural development, Pankaja Munde also expressed grief at her death.

Hindustan Times journalist Sonal Kalra's tweet also confirmed the news that Parmeshwar passed away on Monday night.

Bollywood actor, Anupam Kher remembered Parmeshwar as a "larger than life lady" and someone who gave "style and glamour a new dimension."

Parmeshwar was noted for her work to spread awareness about AIDS; she launched the Heroes project along with Hollywood actor Richard Gere to mobilise social leaders and the media industry to fight HIV-AIDS in India, according to the Gates Foundation's website which also supported the project.

Parmeshwar, 70, is survived by husband Adi Godrej and three children Nisa Godrej, Pirojsha Adi Godrej and Tanya Dubash.

Updated Date: Oct 11, 2016 12:01 PM

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