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Kavita Karkare, 26/11 martyr Hemant Kakare’s wife, no more

Kavita Kakare

Kavit KakareMumbai: Kavita Karkare, wife of the late Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare who was killed in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, died at a city hospital today after suffering brain hemorrhage.

“Kavita Karkare has been declared brain dead on Monday morning,” a statement from P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Center, where she was undergoing treatment, said. Kavita (57) was admitted to the hospital on Saturday after she suffered brain hemorrhage. Later she slipped into coma.

Her children — two daughters and a son — had consented to donate her organs to needy persons, the statement from the hospital said.

Kavita has been vocal about the security lapses that she feels facilitated the terror attack and contributed to the death of her husband in an ambush by terrorists in south Mumbai on the night of November 26, 2008.

She had also been demanding better weapons, training and facilities for police personnel after her husband’s killing.

Her husband was killed by terrorists near Mumbai’s Cama Hospital, along with Additional Police Commissioner Ashok Kamte and senior police inspector Vijay Salaskar on the fateful night.


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