Sports Fraternity Pays Homage to ‘People’s Minister’: Sushma Swaraj

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Former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night after suffering a cardiac arrest. She was 67. The senior BJP leader was brought to AIIMS around 9:30 pm and was taken straight to the emergency ward. Sushma had undergone a kidney transplant in 2016. She had opted against contesting Lok Sabha polls earlier this year for health reasons.

“A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a series of tweets.

Sushma was the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi in 1998. In 2014, she became the first full-time female external affairs minister of India. Earlier this year, Spain bestowed upon her the honour of Grand Cross Order of civil merit.

From Virat Kohli to Mary Kom, here is how the sports fraternity paid tribute to the ‘People’s Minister’ :

 

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