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Sleepwell founder, ex-MP Sheela Gautam dead at 88

IANS  |  Lucknow 

Sheela Gautam, a four-time from in and the of the famed mattress company Sleepwell, has died in the national capital, officials have confirmed. She was 88.

Gautam, who was not keeping well from the past six months, died late on Saturday night. She was admitted to in Delhi on May 16 after she complained of breathing problems.

condoled her death and on Sunday said, she was a leader admired by everyone who actively led the constituency towards progress.

"She also always helped the poor and the needy. We have lost a popular leader whose shoes no one can fill," he added in his condolence message.

The former MP, whose funeral will be conducted on Monday, is survived by her son Rahul Gautam, daughter-in-law Namita Gautam, and daughter

She entered with the in 1980. In 1991 she joined the (BJP) and became an MP for the first time.



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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 13:40 IST