Niira Radia pays obeisance at Badrinath

Dehra Dun: Niira Radia, who came to the limelight as a corporate lobbyist following the 2G spectrum scam, undertook a two-day visit to the Badrinath shrine in the hills of Uttarakhand perhaps to evoke God’s blessings in the case.

Badrinath, is one of the major four dhams in the state, the other three being Kedarnath, Yamnotri and Gangotri.

Radia was accompanied by Swami Vishveshwaranand, chief of a religious trust in Karnataka and some other associated.

The group went to Badrinath in a chartered helicopter on Friday, and after performing prayers at the sanctum sanctorum, enjoyed the breathtaking views that one gets to see.

However, though the group returned to Dehra Dun on Sunday, Radia and part of the entourage had to stay in a hotel here, as the helicopter that was to fly them back to Delhi developed some snag.

Swami Vishveshwaranand and some other persons with him decided to go to Haridwar, after the chopper developed the snag.

As word of her lodging at a hotel here spread, scribes from various newspapers and the electronic media made a beeline for the hotel where the said corporate lobbyist had checked in along with the others.

But she evaded the media, for which she took refuge in the bar of the hotel, that was conveniently locked by the hotel management to ensure that she was not disturbed by the press persons.

A journalist with over 40 years of experience, Jagdish Bhatt was Editor, Hill Post (Uttarakhand). Jagdish had worked with India's leading English dailies, which include Times of India, Indian Express, Pioneer and several other reputed publications. A highly acclaimed journalist, he was a recipient of many awards Jagdish Bhatt, aged 72, breathed his last on 28th August 2021 at his Dehradun residence.

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