Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away late Tuesday night in New Delhi. She was 67 years old. Sushma Swaraj was taken to the All India Institute of Medical Science in New Delhi after she suffered a cardiac arrest. As soon as news about Sushma Swaraj's death broke, reactions and condolences started pouring in from leaders across party lines, the international community and her fans and followers on social media.
Prime Minister Modi said this is the end of a glorious chapter in Indian politics. President Ram Nath Kovind said he was shocked to hear her death news.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned emotional this morning as he paid his tribute to Sushma Swaraj, former foreign minister and BJP veteran, who died last night. Her Last Last rites will be performed today at 3 pm.
Hardly 3 hours before former Foreign Minister and BJP veteran Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night, she had thanked PM Narendra Modi for the centre's move on Jammu and Kashmir and said she had been "waiting to see this day in my lifetime".
At present Swaraj's body is in her Delhi residence at Djawan Deep Building, Janpath.
Swaraj was external affairs minister from 2014 to 2019, leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha from 2009 to 2014, minister for information and broadcasting in Vajpayee government from 2000-2003. She served as Chief Minister of Delhi in 1998.