Sushma Swaraj, BJP Veteran And Former Foreign Minister, Passes Away At 67

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BJP leader and former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj have taken her last breath in All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi late evening. She was brought to AIIMS in the late evening after a heart attack. Her family brought her immediately to AIIMS in critical condition. According to AIIMS sources, Sushma Swaraj was brought to the hospital at 10.15 pm and was taken directly to the emergency ward. The news of her passing away came few minutes later. This is the biggest shock for the whole nation.

She was 67 years old and had a kidney transplant in 2016. Apart from this, she was also struggling with chronic diabetes disease. Sushma was suffering from diabetes for more than 20 years. Her kidney was damaged after having diabetes. Due to that, she remained ill for a long time. Because of this, she even didn’t participate in Lok Sabha elections. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also reached AIIMS after getting the information. Sushma Swaraj was an experienced BJP leader who was also praised by the Leader of the Opposition.

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Many veteran BJP leaders and ministers reached AIIMS as soon as they got news of her condition. Sushma Swaraj, who was a nine-time MP, was very popular among the common people. Sushma Swaraj was very active on Twitter. As a foreign minister, she used to solve problems related to passport, health visa and many more things related to the Ministry of External Affairs as soon as she received a complaint on Twitter. Sushma Swaraj became the youngest Minister in 1977. She was the Information and Broadcasting Minister as well as the Health Minister in the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

During her tenure as External Affairs Minister, Sushma was very popular on social media for listening to complaints and redressal, she was active on social media even on the last day of her life. Hours before her death, she tweeted and congratulated Prime Minister Modi on ending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. In her last tweet, she wrote, ‘Prime Minister- your warm greetings. I was looking forward to seeing this day in my life. ‘ Incidentally, the news of her death came hours after this tweet.