Socialite and philanthropist Parmeshwar Godrej, wife of Godrej Group chairman Adi Godrej, breathed her last on Monday night. She was 71.
Former cricketer and close friend, Imran Khan tweeted about her demise:
Devastated by death of close friend, Parmeshwar Godrej, last night: she was always there for me in my most difficult times. 1/2— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 11, 2016
2/2 May her husband Adhi and her children find strength to cope with this loss.— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 11, 2016
Godrej, who was one of India's first air hostesses, was a regular fixture in Mumbai's page 3 circuit. Though a majority of Indians were familiar with her name, thanks to her impeccable style and appearances in parties and social do-s, very few are aware of her involvement in a plethora of philanthropic projects. She was the face of an AIDS awareness campaigns in the country and had launched an initiative called Heroes Project, along with Hollywood actor Richard Gere and with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative.
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