New Delhi, Aug 07, 2019: Former Foreign Minister and senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj passed away at the age of 67 in Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday, 6 August.
The veteran BJP leader was brought to AIIMS in a critical condition after suffering a heart attack on Tuesday evening.
Her body was taken to her Delhi residence later in the night and will be kept for three hours at the BJP headquarters on Wednesday for people to pay tributes. The last rites will take place at the Lodhi Crematorium.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi got emotional, while paying his last respects to the former Foreign Minister at her residence, as the Prime Minister was seen breaking down while laying wreath to Swaraj’s coffin.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu Pays Last Respects
Vice-President, M Venkaiah Naidu pays last respects to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj, in Delhi.
SP Leader Ram Gopal Remembers Sushma, Breaks Down While Paying Tribute
Samajwadi Party leader, Ram Gopal Yadav got emotional after paying tribute to former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
BJP National Working President JP Nadda Pays Respects
BJP national working president JP Nadda pays last respect to former External Affairs Minister & BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, at her residence.
Mulayam Singh Pays Respects
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav was also among those who reached Sushma Swaraj’s residence to pay last respects to the former foreign minister.
Big Loss For Me: Hamid Ansari, Man Brought Back From Pak After 6 Yrs
Hamid Ansari, who was detained and arrested in Pakistan and returned to India on 18 December 2018, after completing a three-year prison sentence in a Pakistani jail also expressed condolences. He went to Pakistan to meet a woman he had befriended through social media.
" “I have deep respect for her and she’ll always stay alive in my heart. She was like a mother to me. After my return from Pakistan, she guided me to look ahead. It’s a big loss for me.”" - Hamid Ansaris