Former Minister Of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj Passes Away After Suffering From Cardiac Arrest
Swaraj had suffered a cardiac arrests, and was rushed to AIIMS hospital in Delhi as her condition was critical.
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One of the most popular minister during Modi government's first stint, Sushma Swaraj did not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and chose to sit out of the government this year on account of her health.
Union ministers Harsh Vardhan and Nitin Gadkari reportedly has rushed to the hospital. The development led to a flood of prayers for the 67-year-old's speedy recovery, on social media.
News agency ANI confirmed the demise of the ex-minister in a series of tweet.
Swaraj has tweeted earlier in the day congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on removal of Article 375 from Kashmir. She mentioned in her tweet that she was waiting to see this day.
प्रधान मंत्री जी - आपका हार्दिक अभिनन्दन. मैं अपने जीवन में इस दिन को देखने की प्रतीक्षा कर रही थी. @narendramodi ji - Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) August 6, 2019
Twitter Messages Pour In From The Leaders
PM Modi: 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. #SushmaSwaraj pic.twitter.com/E95YjOgaVi— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
Shocked & saddened by this news. I last saw Sushmaji at @PMOIndia's swearing-in two months ago. She was a brilliant speaker in Hindi, a genuine "people's person" in Government &I was proud of our excellent relationship when I chaired the External Affairs Committee. Om Shanti... https://t.co/1Q2kpUSj3x— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 6, 2019
shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic news re #SushmaSwaraj My sincerest condolences. Knew her from SC days, as highly cultured attendee at my wife’s ghazal & sufi recitals, most graceful, powerful orator, warm & helpful. Very soft & considerate yet committed to causes— Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) August 6, 2019
Shocked and deeply saddened to hear about Sushma ji. What an amazing leader, orator and minister. My condolences to her family. You will be missed dear Sushmaji. RIP.— Kirron Kher (@KirronKherBJP) August 6, 2019