Senior BJP leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday after she was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi at around 9: 30 pm on Tuesday, August 6. She was 67. The doctors confirmed her death suffering a cardiac arrest. Several celebrates across domains took to social media to mourn the sudden demise of the veteran political leader.
Joining the bandwagon was veteran Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi who took to Twitter and penned an emotional note remembering the departed soul. While Sushma Swaraj was a BJP lawmaker, actress Shabana Azmi is known for her strong inclination towards the left-wing. However, in the post, she talked about how despite their poles apart political views, they had an extremely cordial relationship. Reminiscing the days, when Sushma Swaraj served as the Information and Broadcasting minister, she said that the veteran politician considered her as 'one of her Navratans'.
In a recent Twitter post, she wrote, "Deeply saddened that Sushma Swaraj has passed away. In spite of political differences, we had an extremely cordial relationship. I was 1 of her Navratans as she called us during her I and B ministership and she gave industry status to film. Articulate sharp and accessible. RIP"
Here's the post:
Deeply saddened that Sushma Swaraj has passed away.Inspite of political differences we had an extremely cordial relationship. I was 1 of her Navratans as she called us during her I and B ministership and she gave industry status to film. Articulate sharp and accessible. RIP— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) August 6, 2019
Meanwhile, several other Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, Akshay Kumar, and others have extended their condolences to the family of the for EAM.
Former external minister Sushma Swaraj was rushed to the emergency ward of AIIMS during 9: 30 at night as he suffered a heart attack. She was accompanied by Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan to the hospital. The late politician is survived by her husband Swaraj Kaushal and daughter Bansuri. Her mortal remains are reportedly being carried to her party office before heading towards the cremation grounds.
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