Former Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on the night of August 6, leaving the nation shocked and saddened.
The veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader took her last breath at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi, following a cardiac arrest. She was 67 years old.
Swaraj was appointed the foreign minister in the first term of the BJP government in 2014. She opted out of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing health reasons.
Tributes poured in for Sushma Swaraj from several current and former cricketers, who were devastated by the tragic news.
My heartfelt condolence on the sudden demise of #SushmaSwaraj ji. May her soul rest in eternal peace 🙏
— yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) August 6, 2019
Fierce, result-driven & a people’s person – she was all of that & more. A true leader. Still unable to process the news of #sushmaswaraj Ji’s passing away. Extremely disturbed! A big loss for our nation. May you rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/aLUnXfBvi4
— Suresh Raina🇮🇳 (@ImRaina) August 6, 2019
One of the most loved and respected leaders in recent times. Your outstanding service to the people of India and your leadership will be dearly missed. #RIP #SushmaSwaraj ji 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/h7cHmvoM9p
— Pragyan Prayas Ojha (@pragyanojha) August 6, 2019
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) August 6, 2019
Sad to hear about the passing away of #SushmaSwaraj ji . Deepest condolences to her family and supporters . Om Shanti 🙏🏼
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) August 6, 2019
I'm beyond aggrieved at the passing away of Smt. #SushmaSwaraj A veteran politician and a pillar of the BJP, she was loved by everyone. She will be remembered as the most endearing & helpful politicians of recent times. My condolences to her family and friends. A huge loss for 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/JdI0vPxRJP
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) August 6, 2019
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 6, 2019
Oh dear! Too young to go. Loved her feisty attitude. She did well for India. #SushmaSwaraj
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 6, 2019
#SushmaSwaraj you will always live in our hearts. I can never forget how you got me out of my emotional break down after my parents death and got me involved in parliamentary debates.
— Kirti Azad (@KirtiAzaad) August 7, 2019