Sunanda, who is in her 40s, runs a spa in Dubai. She also holds an executive’s post with an infrastructure company owned by the Emirate government. She has also worked with advertising firms, a travel agency in Dubai as well as with an IT firm in Toronto.
She belongs to Sopore in the Kashmir Valley and her father is a retired Lt Colonel.
Sunanda Pushkar is at the centre of the Kochi IPL franchise storm. There are allegations that Tharoor used her as a front to collect Rs 70 crores for helping the Kochi owners get their IPL team. Rendezvous Sports World leads the consortium that bought the Kochi team.
The group has offered a staunch defense of its decision to give away equity worth Rs 70 crores to Pushkar.
It says that she is a Sales and Marketing Expert who knows the Kerala and Middle East market well and deserves to be rewarded for the expertise she offers to the consortium.