Former External Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passes away in Delhi following a cardiac arrest. She was 67.
She was admitted to AIIMS earlier yesterday where she breathed her last. She was the first woman external affairs minister of India.
Sushma Swaraj’s Death
The news of sudden demise of BJP statesman has left the entire nation in shock. Several bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Raveena Tandon among others express their grief and mourn her death.
Here’s how bollywood celebs reacted:
एक अत्यंत दुखद समाचार ! एक बहुत ही प्रबल राजनीतिज्ञ , एक मिलनसार व्यक्तिव , एक अद्भुत प्रवक्ता । आत्मा की शांति के लिए , प्रार्थना 🙏 https://t.co/TRikqtswd9
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 6, 2019
Extremely sad to hear about the passing away of #SushmaSwaraj ji…she was such a dynamic leader, someone who was unanimously admired and respected by all. My thoughts and prayers with her family. May her soul rest in peace 🙏🏻
— Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) August 7, 2019
Shocked and completely gutted to hear of the sudden demise of #SushmaSwaraj ji.She was a great leader,an astute stateswoman,above all a kindhearted person.Loved by all.Deepest condolences to her family & loved ones.Prayers for her soul. Om Shanti 🙏 #RIPSushmaJi
— Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) August 6, 2019
Saddened to hear about the sudden demise of Sushma Swaraj ji . May her soul rest in peace 🙏
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) August 6, 2019
My sincere condolences on passing away of #Sushmaswaraj ji. One of the finest leader of our country.She was special and we will miss her.Sending my prayers to family and friends. pic.twitter.com/BeYy6S9TmN
— Sunny Deol (@iamsunnydeol) August 6, 2019
#SushmaSwaraj ji, may your soul rest in peace. 🙏🏻
— Ayushmann Khurrana (@ayushmannk) August 6, 2019
India has lost its extraordinary leader, minister and personality.. May God bless her soul 🙏 #SushmaSwaraj
— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) August 6, 2019
RIP #SushmaSwaraj ji. She epitomised dignity, commitment to democratic norms, grace in politics. A brilliant parliamentarian, a fine bilingual orator, a humane foreign minister- she was inspiring. I differed with her ideology, but greatly admired her resolve & work ethic. 🙏🏿🙏🏿
— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) August 6, 2019
I have an axe to grind with you Didi . You made Bansuri pick a restaurant to take me for a celebratory lunch. You left without fulfilling your promise to the two of us.
— Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) August 6, 2019
Deeply saddened that Sushma Swaraj has passed away.Inspite of political differences we had an extremely cordial relationship. I was 1 of her Navratans as she called us during her I and B ministership and she gave industry status to film. Articulate sharp and accessible. RIP
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) August 6, 2019
Deeply saddened by Sushma ji’s demise.The Music Fraternity will be indebted to her for magnificent defence of their rights in the Lok Sabha . You were an exceptional person Sushmaji. We will always remain thankful to you.
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) August 6, 2019
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) August 6, 2019
RIP Sushma ji. Absolutely shocked and devastated to hear about her passing. She was always close to me and was extremely kind, since the early days. My heartfelt condolences to the family & our entire nation for this great loss.
— Sanjay Dutt (@duttsanjay) August 6, 2019
Sushmaji..we shall miss you dearly..🙏🏼
— ashabhosle (@ashabhosle) August 6, 2019
The former Minister of External Affairs had a kidney transplant back in the year 2016. She also had to opt out from contesting in the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year owing to health reasons.
She is survived by her husband Swaraj Kaushal and daughter Bansuri.
May her soul rest in peace!