RIPSushmaJi- Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has died aged 67 due to a heart attack. AIIMS to release statement shortly. Sushma Swaraj ji was rushed to the emergency around 9PM this evening. She was given CPR.
The emergency procedure – Cardiopulmonary resuscitation – was performed on Sushma Swaraj by emergency department team; however, the doctors could not revive her, confirms AIIMS official.
Mortal remains of Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will be taken from AIIMS to her Delhi residence and will be kept there tonight.
PM Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and President Ramnath Kovind tweets on Sushma Swaraj ji Demise-
President Ram Nath Kovind: Extremely shocked to hear of 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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi: “A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people,” Mr. Modi tweeted.
Reactions at Twitter on Demise of Sushma Swaraj ji
I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of @SushmaSwaraj. She was a pioneer and role model for so many Indian women. In 1977, at age 25, she became India’s youngest Cabinet Minister. In 1998, she became 1st female Chief Minister of Delhi. I’m honored to have known her
RIP Sushma Swaraj ji. One of the finest and Respected Women, Great Minister, loved and respected by everyone. One of the finest leader of our country #SushmaSwarajTweet
Her Motto as External Affairs Minister –
Some people come to this world and leave behind footprints for millions to follow, this world just can never be the same without them. That was Sushma Swaraj for you. Reacting to the abrogation of article 370, she said, “I wanted to see this day in my lifetime.” Heartbreaking!