TIMES OF INDIA
THE TIMES OF INDIA |Aug 07, 2019, 12:13:52 IST
Former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away late Tuesday at AIIMS. She was 67. Stay here for all live updates
“A graceful and honest leader, a sensitive and a selfless soul” that is how a string of Bollywood celebrities from Amitabh Bachchan to Lata Mangeshkar, Anil Kapoor and Akshay Kumar remembered former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj at the news of her sudden demise.
Extremely sad over the sudden demise of Sushma Swaraj ji. It’s a huge loss for the nation. I pay tributes. We have declared state mourning today: Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat
Sushma ji was an ambassador of the Indian culture. She was an able administrator and a sensitive leader. Today the entire country is sad to lose a leader like her. She understood everyone’s problems & served them. We are standing with her family: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I pray the Almighty to give your benign self, all the family members, followers&well-wishers the strength to overcome this tragedy: Ex-PM & JDS leader HD Deve Gowda writes to Swaraj Kaushal
Could not believe that she would leave us so soon, still can’t. It’s a huge loss for the entire country. She always helped people. Whether it was Hamid Ansari, Sarabjit, Geeta or Jadhav, she helped all. May her soul rest in peace.
Sarabjit Singh’s sister Dalbir Kaur
Chief minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa paid last respects to former Union minister and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, at her residence in Delhi, today.
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and members of the House pay tribute to former EAM Sushma Swaraj. M Venkaiah Naidu says, “In her untimely demise, the nation has lost an able administrator, an effective parliamentarian and a true voice of people.”
Rahul Gandhi pays last respects to Sushma Swaraj
Swaraj was extraordinary woman, leader: UNGA President
UN General Assembly President Maria Fernanda Espinosa has expressed condolences at the demise of India’s former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, describing her as an “extraordinary” woman and leader who devoted her life to public service.
Express grief over the sudden demise of former Union minister & veteran political leader Sushma Swaraj. It’s difficult to fill the space left by her. I pray for peace to departed soul & strength to the bereaved family in their hour of grief.
Jammu & Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik
Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said as a BJP worker, a true tribute to former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj would be by devoting one’s life to the cause of women upliftment. Referring to Swaraj as “didi” (elder sister), Irani expressed her shock at the untimely death of the former Delhi chief minister. She remembered how Swaraj had asked her daughter, Bansuri, to pick a restaurant for the three of them to go out on lunch.
Haryana government will observe a 2-day state mourning in honour of senior BJP leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
Israeli ambassador pays last respects to Sushma Swaraj
I convey my condolences on behalf of people & the state of Israel. It is a great loss. She was a great friend of Israel. She played a big role in the remarkable progress in Israel-India relationship, said Israeli Ambassador to India Ron Malka on the demise of former EAM Sushma Swaraj.
Union home minister Amit Shah pays last respects to Sushma Swaraj.
Congress leader Sonia Gandhi pays last respects to former EAM and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.
With a feeling of deep sorrow, we came to know about premature passing away of Sushma Swaraj. Please accept my deepest condolences on this irreparable loss of your predecessor, India’s outstanding politician and diplomat: Nikolay R Kudashev, Russian Ambassador to India
Extremely shocked to hear the passing of Smt Sushma Swaraj. The country has lost a much loved leader who epitomised dignity, courage & integrity in public life. Ever willing to help others, she will always be remembered for her service to the people of India.
President Ram Nath Kovind via [email protected]
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh pays last respects to former EAM and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj.
An artist from Uttar Pradesh making a charcoal portrait of Sushma Swaraj
Senior BJP leader LK Advani pays tributes to former EAM Sushma Swaraj at her residence.