Sushma Swaraj, former Minister of External Affairs passes away at 67

Former Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj passed away late Tuesday after suffering from a massive heart stroke. She was 67. 

The sources suggest that she was brought to AIIMS at around 10:15pm and was straight away admitted to the emergency ward.

Media reports reveal that a number of senior ministers have rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

Swaraj in her last tweet, posted in the evening, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his  bold move to revoke special status for Jammu and Kashmir by scrapping Article 370 and bifurcate the border state into two Union Territories secured Parliament’s approval.

Swaraj underwent a kidney transplant in 2016 and had opted out from contesting the Lok Sabha polls earlier this year citing health reasons.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the untimely demise of Sushma Swaraj, saying a glorious chapter in Indian politics had come to an end. 

In his tweet, he said, India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. 

The Prime Minister added, Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people.

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