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Post-mortem finds fashion designer Sharbari Dutta died of cardiac arrest


The post-mortem report ruled out homicide as a cause of death and said the injury marks noticed around her ankle had nothing to do with her death.

Roushni Sarkar

Fashion designer Sharbari Dutta, 63, who was found dead at her residence on Broad Street in Kolkata on 17 September, died of cardiac arrest, the post-mortem report has confirmed.

Dutta's physician had said the style icon had probably suffered a stroke. However, as some injury marks were noticed on her ankle, the police recorded a case of unnatural death and sent the body to the coroner.

The post-mortem report has now confirmed that Dutta suffered a cardiac arrest. The coroner also ruled out homicide as a cause of death. The ankle injury, apparently, had nothing to do with her death.

Dutta had been unreachable since Thursday morning and was last seen in public at dinner on Tuesday. Her body was found in the washroom of her house around midnight on Thursday.

Dutta ran her fashion outlet Shunyaa, which showcased exquisite men’s and women's collections. She designed costumes for many films and had styled several celebrities, including Prosenjit Chatterjee, Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar.