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Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Passes Away at 67

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away at 67

  • Swaraj passed away in Delhi following a cardiac arrest. She was admitted to AIIMS earlier today.

New Delhi, August 6: Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away in Delhi following a cardiac arrest. She was admitted to AIIMS earlier today. She was the first woman external affairs minister of India.

Sushma Swaraj was an Indian politician and a former Supreme Court lawyer. A senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. Swaraj served as the Minister of External Affairs of India from 26 May 2014 to 30 May 2019; she was the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi. She had been elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly.

At the age of 25 in 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister of Indian state of Haryana. She also served as 5th Chief Minister of Delhi from 13 October 1998 to 3 December 1998.

The 67-year-old leader, who had served her fourth term in Lok Sabha had long been her party’s most prominent woman face.

Sushama Swaraj In her last tweet was regarding Article 370, Thank you Prime Minister. Thank you very much. I was waiting to see this day in my lifetime.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, Sushma Ji’s demise is a personal loss. She will be remembered fondly for everything that she’s done for India.