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Sushma Swaraj Passes Away: Citizens Pay Their Last Respects To The 'Iron Lady'

Written By Karthik Nair | Mumbai | Published:


  • Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 67
  • Citizens came forward to pay their tribute to the 'Iron Lady'

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj passed away on Tuesday night at the age of 67. The veteran leader's untimely demise has left everyone shocked and the people are coming forward to offer their condolences. People from all walks of life are paying their last respects to the late politician. 

Citizens pay tribute to the 'Iron Lady'

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Sushma Swaraj will always be remembered for her role in the governance of the country. She kick-started her political innings in 1977 as a member of the Janata Party and at the first go was elected as the MLA Haryana. And was the youngest cabinet minister in Haryana government at the age
of 25.

Here's a detailed history of the 'Iron Lady' Sushma Swaraj

Born in Ambala cantonment in what is now Haryana on February 14, 1954, Sushma Swaraj majored in Sanskrit and Political science at the Sanatan Dharma College in the Ambala Cantonment, before studying law at the Punjab University.

She started practicing law as an advocate at the Supreme Court of India in 1973, and in the same decade, also joined the ABVP.

She participated in Jayprakash Narayan's movement during the Emergency and subsequent to that, joined the newly founded BJP.

In a pathbreaking political career, she served as the Chief Minister of Delhi, and then, in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government, as a union minister in multiple ministries. 

In the Modi government, she was appointed as the External Affairs Minister - a portfolio she redefined owing to her hands-on approach wherein she would often respond to citizens'queries on Twitter.

She declined to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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