Sushma Swaraj is known for the knack of delivering a staggering speech on stage. In fact, she has won best Hindi Speaker award for three consecutive years, held by the Language Department of Haryana.
Besides being so flawless in Hindi, she even took her linguistic ability to a whole new level when she once again gave a killer speech in Kannada.
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Sushma Swaraj passed away at 67 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday night after suffering a heart attack in the evening.
Sushma Swaraj was brought to AIIMS at around 10:15 PM and was straight away admitted to the emergency ward. She had a kidney transplant in the year 2016 and had also opted out of contesting Lok Sabha polls previously this year for health reasons.
Sushma Swaraj was a significant link between the government and the people. In fact, many political observers viewed Swaraj as a great challenger to PM Narendra Modi in the first couple of months of the government.
Regarded as the top minister during Modi government’s first spell, Sushma Swaraj did not contest this year Lok Sabha elections and also preferred to sit out of the government on account of her health.
The Congress condoled her demise and tweeted, “We are saddened to hear about the untimely demise of Smt Sushma Swaraj. Our condolences to her family and loved ones.”
After PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony last month, Sushma Swaraj wrote an emotional message, thanking PM Narendra Modi for giving her the best opportunity to hold the office for 5 years.
In the tweet, Sushma Swaraj said, “Prime Minister, you gave me an opportunity to serve our countrymen and overseas Indians as the Foreign Minister for five years and personally, also, gave me respect throughout my tenure. I am very grateful to you. I pray that our government becomes very successful.”
“A glorious chapter in Indian politics comes to an end. India grieves the demise of a remarkable leader who devoted her life to public service and bettering lives of the poor. Sushma Swaraj Ji was one of her kind, who was a source of inspiration for crores of people.
An excellent administrator, Sushma Ji set high standards in every Ministry she handled. She played a key role in bettering India’s ties with various nations. As a Minister we also saw her compassionate side, helping fellow Indians who were in distress in any part of the world,” Narendra Modi tweeted.