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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.

https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj/status/1158737840752037889

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

https://twitter.com/INCIndia/status/1158795093035196416

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https://twitter.com/smritiirani/status/1158802850715185152

https://twitter.com/AzmiShabana/status/1158801554180173824

 

https://twitter.com/MohammadKaif/status/1158801128076636160

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