28 November, 2020

Pushed Over The Edge?

Suicide or murder? Something doesn't quite add up in the latest celebrity death to rock the capital.

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Pushed Over The Edge?
If suicide was what was on her mind when Natasha Singh was last seen by friends and acquaintances in Delhi on the evening of March 16, she did a very good job of hiding it. The only glitch was that the 31-year-old model-turned-housewife-turned-photographer and estranged wife of the son of senior Congress leader K. Natwar Singh was not known to be particularly good at hiding her feelings. Friends remember her as strong-willed, independent, meticulous and gregarious, someone "very vocal about her feelings". "She was not a floozie," says model-columnist and childhood friend Shefali Talwar.

Besides, life for the budding photographer had recently begun to look up. She was working on a photo exhibition on the women inmates of Tihar Jail for which she had been working with Kiran Bedi, former inspector-general of prisons. There was a court hearing to look forward to on April 5 in which the custody of her sons Hanut, 7, and Himmat, 5, was to be decided. A possible relocation to New York for a course in photography was also on the cards.

But keeping up appearances may have come...


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