Sushma Swaraj dies at 67
New Delhi: Former External Minister, BJP Senior leader Sushma Swaraj passed away on late hours of Tuesday due to cardiac arrest. Tuesday evening she was admitted to AIIMS as she was not well. Sushma Swaraj posted her last tweet about Article 370 “Thank you Prime Minister thank you very much, i was waiting to see this my liftime”.
Sources said Swaraj was doing well till afternoon but around 9.30pm, she suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. She was rushed to AIIMS at 9;45pm. Sushma Swaraj under went kidney transplant in the year 2016, she was not contested in 2019 lok sabha elections as her health was not supporting.
PM Narendra Modi expressed his condolence by twitter with series of tweets:
Sushma Ji’s demise is a personal loss. She will be remembered fondly for everything that she’s done for India. My thoughts are with her family, supporters and admirers in this very unfortunate hour. Om Shanti.
I can’t forget the manner in which Sushma Ji worked tirelessly as EAM in the last 5 years. Even when her health was not good, she would do everything possible to do justice to her work and remain up to date with matters of her Ministry. The spirit and commitment was unparalleled.
An excellent administrator, Sushma Ji set high standards in every Ministry she handled. She played a key role in bettering India’s ties with various nations. As a Minister we also saw her compassionate side, helping fellow Indians who were in distress in any part of the world.
Sushma Ji was a prolific orator and outstanding Parliamentarian. She was admired and revered across party lines. She was uncompromising when it came to matters of ideology and interests of the BJP, whose growth she immensely contributed to.