NEW DELHI: Former Indian foreign minister and Baharatya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday died of cardiac arrest at the age of 67.
She had not been keeping well for quite some time, therefore she had not contested the recently held elections in India also. Her family rushed her to a hospital after she suffered a heart attack, where she was pronounced dead.
Sushma Swaraj was one of the most senior politicians of the BJP. She became external affairs minister of India in 2014.
In a tweet, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said her demise was “a personal loss”.
“She will be remembered fondly for everything that she’s done for India. My thoughts are with her family, supporters and admirers in this very unfortunate hour. Om Shanti,” he said.
Union Cabinet Minister for Textiles and Women & Child Development Smriti Z Irani tweeted: “I have an axe to grind with you Didi . You made Bansuri pick a restaurant to take me for a celebratory lunch. You left without fulfilling your promise to the two of us.”