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.
— Sushil Kumar (@WrestlerSushil) August 7, 2019
Deeply saddened by the news of Sushma Ji's demise, may her soul rest in peace. ??
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) August 7, 2019
I'm beyond aggrieved at the passing away of Smt. #SushmaSwaraj A veteran politician and a pillar of the BJP, she was loved by everyone. She will be remembered as the most endearing & helpful politicians of recent times. My condolences to her family and friends. A huge loss for ?? pic.twitter.com/JdI0vPxRJP
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 6, 2019
— Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) August 7, 2019
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 7, 2019
— Pvsindhu (@Pvsindhu1) August 7, 2019
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 6, 2019
RIP Sushma Swaraj. May God give her family the strength to overcome this irreparable loss.
— Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 7, 2019
— Mary Kom (@MangteC) August 7, 2019
Deeply saddened to hear about the passing away of Sushma Swaraj Ji.
May her soul rest in peace.
She was an icon of women empowerment and the one who cared for citizens from all corners of the world.
— Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 7, 2019
— Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) August 7, 2019
Shocked at the passing away of my dear Sushma Swaraj Ji. Had the honour of working as the brand ambassador of the 'girl child' campaign under her able guidance and will cherish my personal relationship with her forever. R.I.P. ma'am.
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 6, 2019
My heartfelt condolence on the sudden demise of #SushmaSwaraj ji. May her soul rest in eternal peace ?
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 6, 2019
— Hima MON JAI (@HimaDas8) August 7, 2019
माननीय पूर्व विदेश मंत्री सुषमा स्वराज जी के निधन से सारा राष्ट्र स्तब्ध है। एक कर्मठ नेता, भारतीय नारी का आदर्श रूप, भारतीय राजनीति का एक दमदार स्तंभ आज हमने खो दिया। ईश्वर उनके प्रियाजनों को ये पहाड़ जैसा दुख सहन करने की शक्ति प्रदान करें। ॐ शान्ती??? pic.twitter.com/yEsT0oJBKr
— Yogeshwar Dutt (@DuttYogi) August 7, 2019