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Indian former foreign minister Sushma Swaraj passes away at 67

Senior BJP leader suffered a cardiac arrest.

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India’s former Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj passes away at the age of 67 after suffering a cardiac arrest, Tuesday night, reports Indian media.

Senior BJP leader had been rushed to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi earlier this evening at 9 pm local time, in a critical condition after suffering from cardiac arrest, but passed away later.

Sushma Swaraj was the senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She served as the Minister of External Affairs of India from 26 May 2014 to 30 May 2019; Sushma was the second Indian woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi.

Reportedly, Sushma underwent a kidney transplant in 2016 and had opted out of contesting in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections citing ill health.

She had been an active Twitter user during her term in office and onwards. Her last message on twitter was shared on Tuesday evening, congratulating Indian PM over the passing of key bills pertaining to Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

On her sudden demise condolence messages are pouring in on social media:

 

 

 

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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