In a piece of shocking news, Former External Affairs Sushma Swaraj was inarguably one of the most loved ministers in the first Modi cabinet. Swaraj, 67, passed away due to cardiac arrest on Tuesday
She is known for using her office to reach out and help Indians in trouble across the globe, Sushma Swaraj trumped her role as India’s External Affairs Minister.
She breathed her last in New Delhi’s AIIMS, where she brought in a critical condition after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Swaraj had served as the Minister of External Affairs during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s first term between 2014 and 2019. She was the second woman to hold that office after Indira Gandhi. Swaraj chose not to contest in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections due to health reason as she was recovering from a kidney transplant.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief on social media:
A seven-time Member of Parliament, Swaraj had also served as the information and broadcasting ministry under Atal Bihari Vajpayee till 2003. She was also the Minister of Health, Family Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs from January 2003 until May 2004. Swaraj was also the Leader of Opposition in the for the 15th Lok Sabha.