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Former Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Passes Away At 67

News by Joey Jordan Published on 07 Aug,2019 Updated on 07 Aug,2019

Former Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Dies At 67

  • Sushma Swaraj, former Indian external affairs minister, died at the age of 67 on Tuesday.
  • Swaraj died of a heart attack in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
  • Several politicians including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leader LK Advani paid their tribute to her on social media. They also reached Swaraj's Delhi home on Wednesday morning.
  • Many other politicians and Bollywood stars took to their Twitter and social media expressing their grief on the untimely demise of Swaraj.

Former Indian external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, has died. The leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed away Tuesday, 6th August in All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. Swaraj was rushed to the hospital after she suffered a heart attack.

She had served as the external affairs minister from 2014 to 2019 during Narendra Modi's first term as Prime Minister. Swaraj, who underwent kidney transplant surgery during her tenure, decided not to run for the general election held earlier this year, citing health issues.

CAPTION: Former Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj died SOURCE: The Financial Express

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi expressed the grief in a series of tweets early Wednesday morning. He said Swaraj's death was a "personal loss" and also noted that she had worked tirelessly as the external affairs minister.

Several political leaders including PM Modi and senior BJP leader LK Advani paid their last tribute to Swaraj at her residence in Delhi on Wednesday morning.

Several politicians and Bollywood actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Sanjay Dutt, took to their Twitter and social media paying their tribute to the late politician.

We extend our heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and relatives. Rest in Peace Sushma Swaraj!

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